What is objective evidence ?

Your Law Firm For All Serious Injuries, Seen Or Unseen

Sometimes, the most debilitating injuries are not visible. While you can put a cast on a broken leg, it is much more difficult to show an insurer that you are continually plagued by chronic pain or psychological distress. While you may be legitimately unable to work, and in need of long-term disability benefits, your insurer may deny you based on the rationale that your condition cannot be supported by "objective evidence."

At MacGillivray Injury and Insurance Law, our personal injury lawyers are experienced long-term disability advocates. We stand up for workers who are facing the challenges of unseen illness and need support.

The Limitations Of What Medicine Can Show

There is a wide variety of serious medical conditions that doctors cannot objectively verify, but nonetheless recognize that they are legitimate and require ongoing treatment. Your insurance company, however, may deny your long-term disability claim based on a lack of objective evidence of your condition. We fight for our clients who are diagnosed with conditions such as:

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic pain disorder

  • Depression

  • Psychological disorder

The specifics of your insurance policy will determine what you need to show your insurer to get benefits. As your lawyers, we will help you understand what you are entitled to. We will be your advocate to help you get the benefits you need. If your medical condition requires "proof," we will gather the necessary experts, connect you to the right doctors and build the strongest possible case on your behalf.

I trusted them with my future and know I made the right choice. Don’t take the risk with your future, go to the experts at MacGillivray Law.
— Maria P.

Contact our legal team

Don't fight the battle alone. Our work is on a contingency-fee basis; this means you pay us nothing until we secure you the compensation you need under your long-term disability plan. We have offices in Halifax, St. John’s, and New Glasgow, and we will schedule phone intakes and house calls for people across Atlantic Canada who can’t travel to one of our offices. To arrange a free consultation to discuss your case, including benefits denial and what is considered objective evidence, send us a message or give us a call at 1-888-434-0398.