Long Term Disability Arising from Arthritis
Do you experience frequent joints inflammation and severe pain?
If yes, then you may have Arthritis. It is classified as a disease that has severe joint inflammation. Arthritis can affect many parts of the body such as spine, knee, hip, fingers and other joints.
Arthritis – What is it?
Arthritis is characterized by pain, aches, inflammation, and stiffness in the joints. If it is not treated timely, it can have adverse long-term consequences such as disability and severe joint damage.
Arthritis has different kinds of pain including but not limited to musculoskeletal pain, tendinitis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and much more. Fibromyalgia and systemic lupus erythematosus those are classified as pain syndromes are other forms of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is arguably the most common type that affects more than 3 million Canadians. In OA, joint tissues are damaged due to repetitive and abnormal stress, injury or the normal aging process. At this time, the bone and cartilage in the body are damaged causing severe stiffness, inflammation, and pain.
In inflammatory arthritis, the natural defense system of the body fights its body tissues leading to excruciating pain and stiffness in the affected joints. In the advanced stages, it can even lead to permanent tissue or joint damage that is irreversible. Timely diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential to control the spread of this disease. It manifests by ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis.
LTD benefits for Arthritis – Basic Guidelines
Chronic pain is one of the most draining consequences of arthritis. Suitable medication can somewhat control the acute pain in many affected persons. If a person has arthritis, their daily activities and work performance are likely to be severely affected due to the decreased range of movement in the affected joints. Excessive fatigue, poor sleeping patterns and lack of energy are considered silent symptoms of arthritis as they are not openly visible.
In Canada, it is one of the leading reasons for long term disability claims. It affects primarily working-age Canadians and makes it difficult for them to lead a normal daily and work life. Limited mobility, depression, constant pain, and excessive fatigue can make it impossible for you to perform daily living and work activities.
Simple daily activities such as standing in one place for long, lifting an object or holding anything in hands can become agonizingly difficult and painful for arthritis affected person. Before submitting your LTD claim, make sure to have extensive and clear legal and medical documentation of your condition. In such a circumstance, the degree of your disability and performance in daily activities is reviewed by independent medical examination.
To understand the complete eligibility requirements, get in touch with an experienced Long-Term Disability Claims Lawyer. At Nanda & Associate Lawyers, we will stand by you and make you aware of all your legal options. If your disability insurance provider has denied your LTD claim, our Disability lawyer will help you reapply for benefits when you are unable to work.
How We Can Help
We understand that there are challenges in making a claim as arthritis may not have visible symptoms. Being denied the benefits can be very upsetting. In such a circumstance, it is vital to take charge and understand your options. We will make sure to present extensive legal and documentary evidence to strengthen your case so that total disability can be established to achieve favorable results.
We will ensure that you are comfortable in interacting with our caring team who speak more than 15 languages including but not limited to English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Albanian, Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Bengali.