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Liability for Slip and fall Accidents in Parking Lots Parking lots are one of the most common locations for slip and fall accidents, and property owners are liable if an improperly maintained parking lot led to serious injury. Apr 28, 2019
How to avoid Tobogganing Injuries Tobogganing is one of the more dangerous non-motorized winter activities, but you can significantly reduce the risk of injury by following safe practices. Feb 19, 2019
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
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  • Bodily Injuries - Accident victims may suffer a wide variety of physical and mental injuries that result in diminished mobility and pain.
  • CPP Disability Claims - Injured or disabled individuals who have paid into CPP are eligible to receive benefits.
  • Car Accidents - Car and truck accidents are the leading cause of personal injury in Ontario.
  • Cycling Accidents - Many Ontario communities offer very little infrastructure to keep cyclists safe and separate from other road users. This circumstance coupled with inattentive or reckless motorists too often results i
  • Distracted Driving Accidents - Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents and personal injury.
  • Dog Bites - Dog bites and attacks in Ontario generally result from irresponsible owner actions. Under the Dog Owners' Liability Act, dog owners can be held responsible for bites to other people or their pets.
  • Impaired Driving Accidents - Car accidents caused by an impaired driver.
  • Injury Compensation - Personal injury compensation may include damages for financial losses, loss of enjoyment in life, and punitive damages.
  • Long term Disability Benefits - Individuals who are unable to work due to injuries or illness may be entitled to claim long-term disability benefits.
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Benefits - Accident victims are eligible to make a claim for motor vehicle accident benefits under their vehicle insurance policy.
  • Motorcycle Accidents - Motorcycle riders are particularly vulnerable to serious injury in the event of a motorcycle collision. When an accident is caused by a careless car or truck driver, an injured motorcyclist is eligib
  • Municipal Liability - Municipalities may be liable for injuries if an unsafe condition on a municipal property or caused by a municipal service/employee resulted in injury to the public.
  • Pedestrian Accidents - Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injury or death, and in many cases, are caused by motorists who are speeding or fail to monitor for pedestrians.
  • Premises Liability - Under Ontario's Occupiers' Liability Act, an owner, tenant or someone responsible for the activities on a property, may be liable if someone is injured on an unsafe condition on the property.
  • Recreational Accidents - Recreational accidents includes accidents resulting in injury while participating in organized sports, ATV and snowmobiling, water-related activities, and other recreational venues
  • Slip Trip and Fall Accidents - A slip and fall or trip and fall accident may result in serious injuries. If these injuries were caused by an unsafe condition on a premises, the property owner may be held liable for damages.
  • Spinal Cord Injury - Damage to the spinal cord causes spinal cord injury and the effects are generally reduced mobility and sensory functions, often with a devastating impact on the injured person's life.
  • Traumatic brain Injury - When a violent blow to the head causes a traumatic brain injury, there may be tissue damage, bleeding, bruising and other damage that can cause long-term effects or fatal injury.

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Plaintiff in Toronto ‘slip and fall’ Accident misses Deadline to add another Defendant to Claim
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Escalator Accidents cause 18 times as many Injuries as Elevators
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