|Are Trampolines Safe?
||The surge in trampoline parks has been accompanied by a dramatic increase trampoline-related injuries and critics suggest that trampoline venues are not doing enough to make these parks safe for users.
||Dec 02, 2018
|Plaintiff in Toronto ‘slip and fall’ Accident misses Deadline to add another Defendant to Claim
||An Ontario judge decided that counsel for the plaintiff did not take all reasonable actions to discover all defendants in the plaintiff’s claim before the expiry of the two-year limitation period. Therefore, the judge dismissed the plaintiff’s motion to add another defendant to her claim past the deadline.
||Jul 03, 2018
|Understand how a Liability Waiver may effect you if you are Injured
||An Ontario Court found that the liability waivers signed by a man injured in a rock climbing accident were enforceable and dismissed the plaintiff’s negligence claim against the rock climbing course organizers and Halton Region Conservation Authority.
||Feb 15, 2018
|Escalator Accidents cause 18 times as many Injuries as Elevators
||Escalator accidents and injuries are more common than most people realize and may be preventable with safety features, proper maintenance and inspection.
||Sep 09, 2017
|Construction Company added as Defendant in Cycling Accident Claim against City of Ottawa
||A woman sustained a brain injury in a biking accident on an Ottawa street and claimed damages against the City of Ottawa and MTO. She later discovered that a contractor was responsible for work on the road where the accident occurred, and a judge allowed her motion to add the construction company as a defendant in her claim.
||Aug 23, 2017
|Municipality and Cyclist share liability in a Biking Accident
|| A man sustained spinal cord injuries and was rendered a quadriplegic, as a result of a biking accident on a City of Brantford trail. The court found that an unsafe condition on the trail and the cyclist’s actions, including his speed and evasive actions, both contributed to the accident.
||Jul 25, 2017
|Homeowner Liability if a Worker falls from the Roof
||Homeowners can protect themselves from liability if a worker is injured on their property by ensuring that the worker has the required license, training and liability coverage. Ontario law requires anyone working at a height to have completed ‘working at heights’ training.
||Jul 04, 2017
|Be proactive in Preventing a Drowning Accident
||Drowning fatalities in Ontario tend to happen for the same reasons every year, such as failing to wear a PDF, alcohol consumption and not being adequately prepared. Knowing the dangers and risks can help us prevent tragic accidents.
||Jun 24, 2017
|Avoid these dangerous Plants that grow in Ontario
||Although poison ivy is the most well-known noxious plant in Ontario, there are other potentially more dangerous plants that should be avoided, notably: wild parsnip, giant hogweed, water hemlock and pokeweed.
||Jun 13, 2017
|Prevent Poisoning Accidents for Children in your Home
|| Poisoning is a common cause of injury and death for children under five, in Canada. The most frequent cause of such accidents is poisoning from drugs, both over-the-counter and prescription medication, but hazardous products also cause many incidents of poisoning.
||May 25, 2017
|Plaintiff awarded Damages after tripping and falling on a Sidewalk under Construction
||An Ontario court found contractors and the City of Ottawa liable for damages when a woman injured her shoulder after she tripped on a sidewalk under construction.
||May 01, 2017
|Why Homeowners need Property Liability Insurance
||Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act, homeowners can be held liable for injuries and be sued, if someone comes to foreseeable harm on their property, for example, resulting from a fall on an icy driveway, tripping on loose flooring or rugs, or another type of accident.
||Apr 02, 2017
|Blue Mountain Resort found not liable in Skiing Injury
||A man was injured when he collided with reflector tape marking the closed entrance to a ski run while he was skiing in the late evening with friends. In a recent trial, the judge ruled in favour of the defendant, Blue Mountain, finding that they were not negligent in contributing to the accident and also, the liability waiver signed by the plaintiff would have absolved them of liability, in the circumstances of the incident.
||Mar 08, 2017
|Judge finds Laser Tag Facility negligent in a Player’s Injury
||An injured man was compensated for injuries he sustained at a laser tag facility, after he fell through a hole built to allow participants to shoot at opposing players on the lower level.
||Feb 22, 2017
|Store Owner found liable when a Customer was Injured in his Store
||In Vykysaly v. Jablowski, a store-owner was found liable for injuries a woman sustained when she fell into an unmarked open stairwell in the store.
||Jan 10, 2017
|Injured Workers not covered by Ontario Workers’ Compensation Benefits have Right to Sue
||Businesses have an obligation to keep anyone coming onto their property reasonably safe, including employees. Most Ontario workers are covered under Ontario’s statutory workers’ compensation plan and if so, must seek coverage for workplace accidents from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. However, if you are an uninsured worker, you have the right to sue your employer for injuries sustained while employed. In a 2016 case, Fleming v. Massey, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that it was against public policy to prevent a worker from seeking compensation through a liability waiver.
||Dec 15, 2016
|Keeping your Home safe for Children over the Holidays
||The holiday season presents several additional dangers to children in the home, but as caregivers and parents, there is much we can do to keep our own children and any visitors to our home safe over the holidays.
||Dec 11, 2016
|Homeowner found liable for a Visitor's Injury from a Fall
||In a 2016 case, Irvine v. Seipt, the homeowner was found liable for injuries resulting from a visitor's fall from a porch.
||Sep 01, 2016
|Is your Pool safe?
||A property or home owner may be held responsible if someone drowns in their pool and they did not take reasonable measures to keep people safe or failed to adhere to applicable bylaws.
||Aug 15, 2016
|Does your Child's Day Care meet Ontario Safety Requirements?
||Following a report of numerous violations in safe care practices, particularly among unlicensed day care providers, the Government of Ontario implemented stricter guidelines for day care providers under the Child Care and Early Years Act.
||Jul 01, 2016
|Property Owners can be found Negligent in Drowning Accidents
||Homeowners, recreational facilities and other property owners have a duty of care to keep people safe on their property. This responsibility extends to pools and other bodies of water on or adjacent to a property.
||Jun 04, 2016
|Social Host Liability for alcohol-related Accidents
||Social hosts and homeowners who host events that include the serving of alcohol need to be aware that they may be liable for injuries caused by intoxicated guests.
||May 20, 2016
|Skiing Accidents and Waivers: What You Need To Know
||Skiing is an active sport that involves some inherent risks. Due to these risks and the common occurrences of skiing accidents, ski resorts take protective measures in order to avoid liability for an accident involving injuries.
||Mar 10, 2016