Allan Bayda – Fort McMurray Disability Lawyer
Who are we?
Bayda Law Firm assists clients living in Alberta and Saskatchewan who have had their long-term disability benefits terminated or were never put on benefits in the first place. We can help you. Our firm does not charge to review your long-term disability case.
Our firm represents disabled clients through-out Alberta and Saskatchewan with an emphasis on disability insurance claimants who have worked in the oil patch. Whether in person, through video conferencing, or through the telephone, Bayda Law Firm can help you obtain the disability insurance benefits you have paid for and are entitled to.
Recently, we have successfully represented clients against Manulife, Great-West Life, Canada Life, Sun Life, Industrial Alliance, RBC Insurance, and Desjardins.
Our Disability Law Firm
serves all of Alberta & Saskatchewan
You are not alone in your fight for disability benefits against your insurance company!
If your long-term disability benefits were terminated or you were never awarded benefits in the first place, it has probably been a long, lonely journey to this point. If you are tired, worn out, suffering from pain, lacking money and feeling like one person against a large, impersonal, and uncaring insurance company, we understand.
At Bayda Disability Law Firm we are your team. For 20 years Allan Bayda has successfully obtained long term disability benefits for his clients. We have extensive experience with people who are in terrible medical condition but are told that they still don’t qualify for benefits.
You may have put off calling us because you are worried about having to pay a lawyer on top of your other bills. We know that money is a huge concern at this stage of your life. We don’t want money to prevent you from having the disability benefits you need and are entitled to. Bayda Disability Law Firm, does not charge you fees unless and until we recover money for you. That is very important to understand, there are NO fees up front. NO fees until and unless we recover money on our clients’ behalf.
That First Phone Call to Your Bayda Disability Law Firm Team
The first thing you should know is that disability claims can be time sensitive; it is very important to call as soon as your benefits are denied or terminated. This ensures that your claim isn’t time barred and has the best chance of being successful.
Because contacting a lawyer and going through a process you don’t understand can be intimidating, here’s what to expect.
Your initial contact will be with our staff, Wilma, Nancy, or Jennifer, who have years of experience helping people just like you.
When you call us, we will discuss enough of your case to make sure we can provide you with the best service and chance of success. How do we do this? We take the time to understand your case and circumstances. We will let you know if we think we can be your team and assist you. From there, the next step is to come in and meet us.
Meeting with Your Team in Person, through video conferencing or on the telephone
If we can help you, we will schedule an appointment. If coming to our office in Calgary in person is not convenient we we will arrange another way of meeting with you. Either way, we welcome you to Bayda Disability Law Firm.
Our next step is to assess your claim, outline how we can assist you, explain the steps in a disability insurance claim and the timelines you can expect. We will also let you know our initial opinion of your case.
Your team will then begin to locate, collect, and organize the evidence to argue your case. This often includes collecting medical records, finding and speaking with suitable witnesses and sometimes expert witnesses. Because of our extensive background in disability cases, we know what questions to ask and what medical experts to contact.
As we navigate the process of pursuing your claim, we will keep you informed of how your case is proceeding and we will always discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case with you. We will provide you with our advice regarding next steps and the best way to pursue the goal of obtaining your disability money.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to get my benefits?
We know that you would like your case resolved as soon as possible. Your team will continually be working to put together the best case for you. Your case will be based on evidence. The collecting of medical evidence is a key aspect of your case and in the vast majority of cases, the medical information is still developing. To put forth the best case for you, we need to be sure that we are clear about your treatment, medical condition, and prognosis.
A fair time estimate is between 18 – 24 months to resolve a case from the time we are hired. You are unique and your case is unique, it may take less or more time. We will work to move your disability benefits case towards resolution as efficiently as possible.
Can my case be settled out of court?
Many disability cases settle at a mediation. Mediation is a formal negotiation. The people present at a mediation are you and your lawyer, the insurance company and its lawyer, and the mediator who is a trusted neutral person. Both sides agree on the mediator. The mediator’s job is to sort out the contentious issues and help both sides arrive at a consensus to resolve the case. A mediation is confidential. If the case does not settle, the parties can still go to court to have the matter decided.
Will I have to go to court to get my benefits?
No, you will not necessarily have to go to court. We know that for most people, the thought of going to court is very stressful. We work to achieve the best resolution of your claim in the most cost effective manner. The majority of cases do not go to trial in order to achieve a resolution. However, if we are not able to resolve your case without a trial, we advise you of that long before any trial date. It is important that the insurance company knows your team is thoroughly and prepared for trial and are prepared to go to trial if the matter is not resolved. You can have confidence that throughout your claim your team is fully prepared to advocate your case.
Bayda Disability Law Firm – Disability Cases are What We Do
We have brought cases against all major insurance companies. We know how they work, what they say, and why they deny benefits. We use our knowledge to help you. You won’t be alone in your fight against these large corporations, trying to navigate a system you don’t know while you are medically, emotionally, and financially in a terrible state. We are there for you.
How are we different:
- We have over 20 years of experience appealing disability claims against insurance companies. With our experience we will minimize your stress level in dealing with the insurance company.
- Unlike many law firms, we do not require any money up front to review the circumstances of your claim. We only charge a percentage of the recovery, so we have a vested interest in maximizing your claim,
- Whether you live in Fort McMurray or Grande Prairie, we have the technology to represent you.
- We have handled group disability insurance claims for employees of the largest employers in Alberta – Enbridge, Encana, Pengrowth, Suncor, CNRL, Imperial Oil, Husky, Cenovus, Alberta, Royal Bank, Bonavista Petroleum, Health, City of Calgary, etc.
- We have had clients from all walks of life and all occupations. Some of our recent clients include heavy equipment operators, Oil rig workers, Truckers, Accountants, Dentists, Lawyers, Legal Assistants, Crane operators, and many other occupations too numerous to mention.
- We believe that subjective medical conditions can be just as disabling as injuries and illnesses that will show up on an MRI or x-ray. We know that psychological and psychiatric conditions can be as disabling as physical conditions.
- With our experience we know what evidence the insurance company is looking for.
We know if the insurance company is giving you the true info when they tell you you don’t have a claim.The bottom line is that we have a track record of success.
Call Bayda Disability Law Firm to discuss your claim.
Bayda Disability Law Firm – Fort McMurray Disability Lawyer – Review by Ray B.
“I was very please with the hard work he put into my case”
Allan Bayda is a phenomenal lawyer with a passion for his clients, not as his clients but as real people who he genuinely cares about and wants the best for them. I was very please with the hard work he put into my case, Thanks Allan!
Bayda Disability Law Firm – Fort McMurray Disability Lawyer – Review by Erin L.
“I would highly recommend Allan Bayda…”
I would highly recommend Allan Bayda if you are looking to pursue a disability claim. Allan and his team had a clear direction from the start and followed it through with solid advice. They listened with empathy and understanding; persevering through the difficulties of the pandemic. Allan and his team were instrumental in obtaining the best possible outcome from my LTD claim.