Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoarthritis and Disability Claims


What are Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoarthritis?


Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory condition that affects your joints and may have a widespread impact on your body. Rheumatoid arthritis is triggered when the immune system attacks tissues in your body. The smaller joints in the body, such as toes and fingers, are severely affected.

Rheumatoid arthritis may move beyond the joints and attack the eyes, heart, lungs, skin, and blood vessels. Untreated rheumatoid arthritis will cause bone erosion and joint deformity.

Rheumatoid arthritis is commonly mistaken for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a different condition that develops over time due to erosion of cartilage around the joints. The bones and joints will rub against each other, causing pain and discomfort. It affects joints in the body, particularly in the fingers, knees, hips, and spine.
To successfully challenge a claim denial or termination, you need to have a clear and complete record of symptoms, treatment, and medical oversight. Most insurance providers consider failure to seek and follow the treatment as red flags that will impact access to disability benefits.

Ottawa Disability Lawyers helps clients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis who have had their long-term disability claims denied or terminated. The stress associated with dealing with rheumatoid arthritis can be compounded by a denied or terminated claim. Our experienced lawyers guide you through the process to get the best possible outcome in the appeal process.

We accommodate the needs of our rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis clients who have to contend with both physical and emotional challenges.

Contact Ottawa Disability Lawyers for professional guidance and help through the appeal process for a denied or terminated long-term disability claim.

Contact Ottawa Disability Lawyers today

If you have had a long-term disability claim denied or terminated, we can help. To arrange a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced disability lawyers, please complete the online form, or call us at 6134545792