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Biploar and Mood Disorders

Disability Lawyer for Bipolar and Mood Disorders

At Zayouna Law Firm, we value and seek to protect mental health. Our lawyers understand the impact of mood disorders and mental health conditions on your ability to function, perform daily activities, and work. 

We are here for you when systems designed to protect you — such as long-term disability insurance — fail to do so. We can help you seek action for denied disability claims, and compensation for your suffering. Don’t suffer in silence any longer.

Why You Need a Bipolar and Mood Disorder Lawyer

Did you know that mental health disorders are the leading cause of workplace disability claims? Unlike physical impairments that are visible and easy to diagnose, major depression and bipolar disorder are “invisible”, often manifesting in feelings of sadness and hopelessness, and resulting in underperformance and inability to work.

Long-Term Disability for Mental Health

In the aftermath of a traumatic event, such as an illness, loss of a loved one, accident, or workplace harassment and stress, productivity should be the last thing on your mind. You need proper support and understanding from those around you and the systems designed to protect you.

Long-term disability insurance is designed to help replace your income if you cannot work due to bipolar or mood disorder. Following your diagnosis, your insurance provider should pay out these benefits, allowing you to focus on your mental health. Insurers are widely known to dispute these claims and minimize the amount of benefits they disburse.

How to File a Mental Health Disability Claim

The reality is, long-term disability insurance is rarely enough, if granted at all. A mental health disability claim allows you to fight your insurer’s decision, and reclaim the benefits you are entitled to, along with compensation for the undue pain and suffering they have caused you. A letter of denial should not seal your fate and prevent you from regaining your well-being and quality of life.

With the help of an experienced bipolar or mood disorder lawyer, you can:

  • Prove your mental health disability: Present medical evidence of your major depression or bipolar disorder diagnosis, and expert testimony and other proof of its impact on your ability to perform daily activities — including work — thus proving the need for disability benefits.
  • Dispute a denied benefits claim: Prove that by denying you disability benefits despite being eligible, your insurance provider has violated the terms of your insurance policy, and therefore caused you added mental and emotional harm, as well as financial hardship since you are unable to work and replace your income.
  • Claim compensation: You can seek the full extent of damages for the harm you have suffered under the law, ensuring income replacement, access to mental health resources, and compensation for suffering.

Are you eligible for mental health disability claims?

Were you diagnosed with a mental health disorder and denied disability benefits? Here are common grounds of disability lawsuits for mental health:

  • Dysthymia: Chronic, low-grade depression lasting more than 2 years
  • Major depression: Symptoms include sadness, hopelessness, reduced interest in activities, and more, persisting for 2 weeks or longer
  • Depression: Manifests through insomnia or oversleeping, loss of energy, feelings of guilt, difficulty concentrating, suicidal ideation, and loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed
  • Bipolar disorder: A condition involving alternating mood states, which can affect behaviour, cognition, and overall function during distinct periods of depression and mania characterized by sudden elation, less need for sleep, racing thoughts, and bursts of energy
  • Medical conditions: Chronic illnesses, cancer, injuries, and infections can also have a profound mental health effect, resulting in mood disorders
  • Substance-induced mood disorders: Effects of drug abuse, alcoholism, certain medications, and exposure to toxins.

A successful mental health disability claim is a positive step towards recovery. The compensation you receive ensures income replacement, as well as access to necessary help and resources. Without being burdened by the financial impact of depression or bipolar disorder on your ability to work, you can focus on your well-being and rebuilding your life.

Our Bipolar and Mood Disorder Claim Process

At Zayouna Law Firm, we understand the immense struggles of living with bipolar or mood disorder and its impact on your daily activities and ability to work. We are here for you when disability insurance fails to protect you and ensure your well-being. See how our bipolar or mood disorder lawyers advocate for your disability benefits and mental health:

  1. Consultation: We offer a free consultation to discuss your diagnosis and denied disability claim. We can explain why an insurer denied your claim, and advise you if you have a viable case for legal action.
  1. File your bipolar and mood disorder lawsuit: Working with mental health professionals and occupational industry experts, our lawyers will represent you in court to prove your need for disability benefits and fight for the compensation you deserve.
  1. Resolution: We aim to resolve your denied disability claim and ensure that benefits and rightful compensation are awarded. Our goal is your well-being, made possible by access to income replacement and mental health support you need. Our fees are contingent, meaning we only charge when we win.

We are Your Bipolar and Mood Disorder Disability Lawyers

Zayouna Law Firm cares about you and your mental health. More than our vast legal expertise in disability law, we empathize with your struggles and fight for your disability recognition and support. We are here for you every step of the way, from consultation and representation to improving your quality of life outside the courtroom.

  • Results: Your well-being is our success. We have represented countless bipolar and mood disorder clients and have successfully advocated for their disability benefits and compensation.
  • Relationships: Through our memberships in the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Ontario Bar Association, we are pillars of the legal community. But more importantly, we are pillars of support for you. Our promise is constant communication and your full participation, empowering you to make informed decisions on your claim.
  • Recovery: We are more than your bipolar or mood disorder lawyers — we are your total support system. We advocate for your disability claim, compensation, and long-term mental health. Outside the courtroom, we connect you with mental health professionals to help fully restore your quality of life.

FAQs About Bipolar and Mood Disorder Disability Lawsuits

You can dispute a denial by appealing the insurance company’s decision or commencing a lawsuit. Taking court action allows you to file for compensation for the benefits you were denied, and the losses you have suffered since then, such as the added financial strain from a lack of income replacement.

An experienced disability lawyer can first look at the denial letter to interpret the reasons for the denial and help determine your best course of action. They can help compile extensive medical documentation to prove the eligibility of your diagnosis and the treatments you have been undergoing.

An experienced disability lawyer can first look at the denial letter to interpret the reasons for the denial, and help determine your best course of action. They can help compile extensive medical documentation to prove the eligibility of your diagnosis and treatments you have been undergoing. 

They will also calculate the compensation you need based on the impact of your mental health condition and denied disability claim, and advocate for your welfare in court proceedings and settlement negotiations to ensure the best outcome.

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