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2024 ThreeBestRated® Awarded Employment Lawyer Bram A. Lecker, Explains The Reasons For Anxiety Disorder LTD Denial

2024 ThreeBestRated® Awarded Employment Lawyer Bram A. Lecker, Explains The Reasons For Anxiety Disorder LTD Denial

Anxiety is a debilitating condition. Unfortunately, it doesn’t receive the attention and recognition it deserves as other physical conditions. “Anxiety disorders are characterized as complex mental health conditions that involve more than just nervousness and stress. It can affect professional productivity, in addition to causing physical pain,” says Bram A. Lecker, a renowned and principal […]

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Depression and Long-term Disability Claims

Depression and Long-term Disability Claims

Everyone experiences occasional moments of sadness. However, persistent feelings of despair or disinterest in daily activities may indicate depression. This serious and pervasive mental health condition requires professional attention and support for effective management and recovery. Depression is one of Canada’s primary causes of disability, representing the largest share of disability claims among mental health […]

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Anxiety Disorder LTD Claims Denied

Anxiety Disorder LTD Claims Denied

An anxiety disorder can severely impact your life, including your ability to perform at work. Unfortunately, mental health disorders often don’t receive the recognition they deserve compared to physical ailments. This lack of understanding can lead your employer and insurance provider to question the necessity of a long-term disability (LTD) claim for anxiety. The challenges […]

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Chronic Pain and Disability Claim Denials

Chronic Pain and Disability Claim Denials

Living with chronic pain and disability is challenging and can affect every part of daily life. If you’re an employee dealing with such a condition, it can lead to additional stresses beyond physical issues, resulting in even more obstacles to navigate. Whether you have difficulty accomplishing simple tasks or face barriers in the workplace, you […]

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Close up of a wheel of a wheelchair| disability claims denied

Invisible Illness and LTD Claims

Living with an invisible illness can be a daily battle, affecting every aspect of your life, including your ability to work. From chronic pain conditions, like fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases, like lupus, to mental health disorders, like depression and anxiety, invisible illnesses can be debilitating. And it is often misunderstood.  For people struggling to work […]

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Disabilities in Canada

What Laws Protect Individuals with Disabilities in Canada?

Over 8 million Canadians experience disabilities since 2022, which may not always be apparent and can range from temporary to long-term. Disability can affect a person’s social integration and overall well-being, but supportive programmes and policies can enhance societal inclusion and improve quality of life. Disability laws ensure that people with disabilities are treated fairly […]

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Union Members and Employer Disability Plans | Leckers Law

Union Members, Employees and Employer Disability Plans

We say unions are a good thing. They have given workers a voice, an ability to achieve fairness in the employment relationship that can be anything but balanced. They have fought and paved the way for a multitude of societal reforms and benefits in the workplace such as maximum hours of work, overtime, health/dental benefits […]

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Long-Term Disability and Long COVID | Lecker & Associates

Long-Term Disability and Long COVID

COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on the Ontario workforce. While many employees contracted COVID-19 and recovered within a few weeks, some individuals still suffer from symptoms months later. According to the federal government, individuals who are still experiencing physical or psychological symptoms more than twelve weeks after initially contracting the virus are suffering from […]

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Mental Illness in the Workplace | Lecker & Associates

Mental Illness in the Workplace

As the majority of the workforce transitions back to in-office work, employees’ mental health in the workplace can no longer be ignored. Bram Lecker (“Mr. Lecker”), principal of Lecker & Associates, recently addressed this issue in an article, Disability claims involving employees suffering from mental illnesses are rising: lawyer, in the Canadian Lawyer. Specifically, he […]

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Disability Denied! | Lecker & Associates | Toronto Disability Claim Lawyers

Disability Denied! Call Lecker & Associates Disability Lawyers In Toronto

Many Canadian employees feel the security and comfort of having disability income protection included as part of their employment benefits package. Unfortunately, new hires are so enamoured with the initial contract, usually described in a glossy benefits booklet that they do not bother to read the fine print. In so many cases, if tragedy strikes […]

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