As an engineering executive suffering major health issues after a catastrophic workplace disaster, I shockingly found myself severed by my employer, denied LTD benefits after the “own occupation period” and embroiled in a prolonged multi-stage appeal process with the insurance company. Realizing I needed expert legal advice, I vetted many lawyers, but finding the right one amongst a plethora of legal specialties was daunting. Luckily, Faith Hayman turned out to not only be the right lawyer, but one of the best I’ve worked with in my 28 year career! Faith is extremely professional and has the connections and reputation which are just as important as her legal know-how and tactics dealing with large impersonal insurance companies. This includes effectively liaising with health care providers to translate medical jargon into layman’s terms and legalese the insurance company reacts to and understands. She presents a tough authoritative stance on the outside, but is warm, compassionate and maternal behind closed doors where she dispenses good life advice above and beyond legalities. Most lawyers are clinical and impersonal in their approach which is not consoling during a difficult personal life situation affecting you and your loved ones. I relish how her reputation instills fear in her adversaries many of which cave when she goes to bat. Faith made a traumatic life experience nicely palatable and won my case! Without a doubt, I fully endorse and highly recommend Faith Hayman of Hayman Law Corporation for any insurance related legal matters.
If you absolutely want the best team working on your behalf, hire Faith and her staff. Not only is she is sharp, tenacious, and highly regarded but she is extremely caring and kind. When I was a mess and traumatized by my accident, she advocated for me on my behalf and helped me get back on my feet. The personal injury settlement she negotiated for me was beyond what I could have done on my own and will allow me to get the wellness supports I need to recover. Her staff are helpful, detail oriented, and well organized. I also felt welcome whenever I called or visited the office. I would not hesitate to recommend Faith and her team to anyone considering using her services.
I approached Faith when I was completely desperate. I had been unable to work due to a severe medical condition and yet my disability claim and all my subsequent appeals for review by the insurance company were rejected. I found Faith to be patient and compassionate in dealing with me but uncompromising and unrelenting in fighting on my behalf. Throughout this process which took years Fay and her staff were always helpful. I often felt that they went the extra mile to support me. I clearly remember the day that I sat in Faith's office explaining that I am unable to muster enough energy to even find a gym. Faith searched the Internet and phoned a few places and found one near my home. I don't think you would find many lawyers who would do this. Eventually, after a long and hard battle Faith was able to secure a fair settlement. This improved my family's financial situation. But more importantly once again I feel that I am able to provide for my family instead of feeling like a burden.
Faith Hayman is one of the best lawyers I have ever dealt with. I found her after reading an important case that had been argued before the Supreme Court of Canada. It turned out that Faith was the lawyer on the case (which she won) and I was happily surprised that she is located in North Vancouver. My experience with Faith has been very positive. She is very prompt with correspondence, whether it is by phone or email. She provides very good legal advice and communicates clearly about available options. What I am most impressed with is that she is very kind and compassionate to me as her client (whether it is about my medical issues, the stress involved with dealing with the insurance company or billing), and yet she is a very strong and assertive advocate. She has very good staff, who are very professional. I would highly recommend Faith to anyone needing a lawyer to go up against an insurance company.
I have nothing but good things to say about Faith Hayman and her staff. Communication with her and her staff is excellent. They are very thorough and nothing falls through the cracks or gets forgotten. Nothing is guessed at or done in a haphazard or sloppy way. Any action or communication required is complete, meticulous, thought through and researched. Everything that I look for in a professional law firm that I can completely trust with getting me through the complicated litigation system, I have found in Faith Hayman Law Corp. In addition to Faith's professionalism, intelligence, and tenacity to deal with insurance lawyers and not back down, she has been kind, considerate, and intuitive to my personal limitations. Having been beaten and battered around by insurance companies, I do not know what I would have done without having Faith advocating on my behalf. I am truly thankful to her.
When my insurance company denied my long term disability claim, I asked around to find a lawyer who had dealt with fibromyalgia successfully. Faith was recommended, and even though there was over 800 km distance between us, I was lucky to find her. She made the process as easy as possible. She showed compassion for my occasional inability to think quickly or clearly. She helped me through the extremely hard process of discovery and trial. Faith was a tireless advocate for me and I could not have obtained the outcome at trial that I did with another lawyer. I truly believe that it was because of Faith's care, compassion and dedication to what she believes in that made the difference for me.
Thank you once again, Faith, for accepting my case. It's comforting to know that compassionate, honest and trustworthy lawyers do exist. Watching you at the table was inspiring. Convincing the insurance rep and their representing lawyer that they were not following their own protocol let me know I was in good hands. One thing is sure, I am fortunate that at the negotiating table you were sitting beside me and not across from me. Thanks for believing in me.
Dear Faith, Thank you for all you have done for me and my issue with the disability carrier. Prior to meeting with you, I had visited with many lawyers. I did not meet anyone who gave me the direction and guidance that Faith delivered. Immediately, without hesitation, I decided to work with Faith to resolve our issues with the disability insurance carrier. The remedies that came of Faith’s skill were more than reasonable for all involved. In the future, for all legal problems, I recommend Faith.
I came home after being in the hospital for months, due to a devastating car accident, with no medical follow-up. I was so grateful when Faith put some direction back into my life. My case became extremely complicated and Faith, with her expertise in problem solving, helped me through what seemed like a maze. She helped relieve some of the financial pressures, helped with day-to-day necessities, and directed me to excellent medical help. Faith was available, always willing to listen, and took the time to care. I have recommended her to family and friends with confidence and would encourage anyone with the need for a lawyer to give Faith a call, knowing she would go the extra mile. She's the best.
Having previously struggled with all the issues involved in an accident, I have one thing to say: Thank you, thank you, thank you for your help, Faith. Taking on a seemingly impossible situation for me and putting it back on its feet again while at the same time making a great friendship along the way! Your gifted talents, diligence, integrity and kindness certainly go the distance in getting the job done. There is one thing I've grown to learn through this experience: "Just have some Faith, and watch justice happen." The positive effects from this connection will be felt for a lifetime plus.
Dear Faith, Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to you for all your work. You are gifted at what you do as a lawyer, however you also have the additional quality of nurturing compassion. That was a quality I was not expecting in my limited pre-conception of a typical lawyer. We were recommended to get a very good lawyer, and your name was on a list of many. We were still very stressed with Adrian's severe symptoms of PTSD and totally ignorant of all things legal. My prayers for you will continue as you practise in your special way. Even when Adrian was so shaky and nervous at the beginning, you addressed him so respectfully, as the young adult he is, even though I was with him. Another quality I admire, is your approachability via e-mail. It kept me going, to be able to pass on info, check things out, confer on my role etc. Due to all the mental and physical illnesses those around me were suffering, if I hadn't been able to connect with you, my own health and ability to help would have been extremely jeopardized. You can accomplish trust in a way that other lawyers may not be able to as easily. Your gift shows.
Hi Faith, I concur with Susan and would just like to add I'm grateful for all your efforts on behalf of Adrian, It's been a privilege to work with someone of such integrity and compassion in coming to a resolution regarding the fairness of the settlement for Adrian. I want to thank you for the intensity of effort that was required on your part to provide us with the clarity of information regarding similar cases and for keeping us so closely informed on all new developments and necessary micro-decisions. We all look forward to moving ahead in the next stage of recovery for the whole family's sake. I would not hesitate in putting your name forward if I was ever aware of someone needing a lawyer with your particular expertise.
I had just turned 19. My whole life was ahead of me as well as a world to explore. In an instant on April 30, 1998, my life was...SHATTERED, thanks to a previously convicted VERY drunk truck driver. Two weeks after the accident I woke up in hospital not knowing what had happened and was told the numerous life altering injuries I had sustained. After enduring 6 months in hospital, and a long rehabilitation ahead of me, getting a lawyer was inevitable. I met Faith Hayman, thinking stereotypically that lawyers were cold moneygrubbers, how wrong... Faith Hayman turned out to be a beautiful and real person through and through. She helped me no matter what it took to get my life back. Faith went more than the extra mile, even if it meant she lost out. CARING, COMPASSIONATE, a friend who knows the law and how to use its endless and justified boundaries too. Faith Hayman did everything in her power to give support, provide a bountiful settlement, and in the end gave me my life back even after sustaining many lifelong injuries. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to represent me and become, over time, a friend!
Dear Faith, My wife, Isobel, and I would like to thank you. Dealing with all the emotional aspects of the case, you were very caring and sympathetic. When it came to the legal side of matters you were articulate and professional. Should we need some legal advice in the future, we know we can count on you. We wish you continued success.
Faith Hayman is unique. Besides being hugely capable and successful professionally, she is one of those rare and precious individuals who is a success as a person too. In July 2002 I was in a car accident that irrevocably changed my life. After hitting another vehicle, the car in which I was a passenger went flying over the edge of a mountain near Revelstoke, B.C.—coming to a stop only after flipping over several times. In early summer of 2006, Faith took on my case with only 8 months left before the scheduled trial. For the four years preceding that time very little had been accomplished on my behalf, putting Faith basically in a position of starting from scratch. With the exception of having been referred to an exceptional neuropsychologist, nearly all my medical needs had been ignored. Faith quickly rose to the task of sorting out my difficult and complicated case, immediately setting up appointments with appropriate medical and support personnel. Faith then expeditiously organized the rest of my case—contacting witnesses, verifying my own statements, talking with family, friends and former colleagues. Faith took what seemed to be no case at all and through her persistence, creative perspective/approach, obvious brilliance and unfailing attention, pulled out the facts that shaped a strong and solid case. Throughout this incredibly taxing technical endeavour, Faith stood by me emotionally. I was, for the most part, disoriented, confused and close to despairing. Faith moved through that emotion beautifully, talking to me with a strong and focused point of view that embodied respect, genuine caring and no small amount of empathy. Faith emphasized that we were partners, working toward a common goal and that my success was her success. She showed me that, contrary to my experience of the previous four years, I was not alone. In short, Faith inspired me to fight for myself. This stays with me and I think of her often, especially when I feel that I cannot accomplish something. I have no doubt that as I move through the coming stages of my life and my recovery I will think of Faith often—using her choices as my advocate as the model to advocate for myself. I doubt I can ever thank her enough for what she has done for me.
Hi Faith, Yes I am very happy and thanks again for your fantastic work, you are the best lawyer I ever met.
Six lawyers and an HR person walk into a room... sounds like the start of a bad joke, but when the lawyer on your side is Faith Hayman, rest assured, there is no joke. I had had real challenges with another lawyer, so when Faith took it over I was fascinated to watch as she boiled it down to the essentials and moved it forward efficiently and far more quickly than I had imagined was even possible. It was clear from the beginning that everyone involved knew of Faith and her reputation as a tough advocate. She was forceful and direct in her communications with the other side, while amazingly compassionate and understanding dealing with me. With Faith Hayman you are truly in good hands.
There were very difficult times for us last year, our legal mess no doubt a good part of it. Looking back, it is seems almost incomprehensible that your willing care to help us, combined with legal skills could be also carried out with such kindness. Thank you very much for your wishes and offer to help with Mr. W. if needed.
Dear Faith, Life is unfolding in a new way now, with the advent of my 65th birthday. The insurance cloud has been swept away by the years, and I still carry so much gratitude in my heart for your efforts on my behalf in a time when I could barely think for myself. A slow wave of relief and happiness is building, by getting to this point in my life, without further threats from the insurance companies. I hope that your work continues to give you a sense of satisfaction in being able to help other people like myself.
Dear Faith, I also like to thank you for your all your hard work you did for me, When I first saw you I felt hopeless and lost. You gave me hope and better outlook at my situation. For all you've done , I thank you. I will highly recommend you to any other people who might end up in a similar situation as I was.
I want to properly thank you for taking on my case & succeeding to find justice for me. You sifted, sorted & maneuvered your way through the complexity of my situation superbly - something I did not have the skills, energy nor the stamina to undertake on my own. I am working at changing my mindset from 'will this ever end & how will it unfold?', to 'this is truly over & I am grateful for the outcome'. I believe you are a special individual, who understands, demonstrates & maintains the fundamental values of Integrity. I respect you as a Professional in Canadian Law & would highly recommend you to represent the 'everyday person' as well as those individuals in our society who are considered to be 'The elite'. Most of all Faith, I feel honored to have met with & worked with you through this complicated case. To me, you are more than a superb lawyer & family woman - to me you are a credit to our gender & to put it quite simply: 'You Rock!'
I wanted you to know how much we value your professionalism, perseverance and most importantly your warmth and understanding! What you and Dr. _ have done for George and I, means the world to me. So very simply: Thank you!
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