|Should Life Jackets be mandatory for Ontario Boaters?
||In the vast majority of recreational boating deaths in Canada, the accident victim was not wearing a life jacket. Many boating safety advocates assert that it’s not enough to require life jackets in boats and wearing life jackets should become mandatory.
||Jul 14, 2020
|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
|Protecting Young Athletes from Concussion – Rowan’s Law is enacted
||The Government of Ontario finally passed Rowan’s Law which provides mandatory guidelines for managing concussions. Teachers and other educators, as well as coaches and sports leaders, must make themselves aware of, and adhere to these guidelines aimed at reducing brain injury among children and youth.
||Apr 01, 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
|Lumbar Spine Injuries
||Motor vehicle accidents, falls and sports injuries are the most common causes of lumber spine injuries, and severity and recovery can differ greatly between persons who are injury. When accidents worsen pre-existing back injuries, victims may still be eligible for compensation.
||Nov 27, 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
|Cervical Spine Injuries in Athletes
||Cervical spine injuries are among the most severe spinal injuries and generally result in a substantial negative impact on the athlete’s ability to function and enjoyment in life. These injuries can be reduced through proper training, stricter rules in sports and better equipment; but are sometimes caused by another player's negligent action.
||Mar 28, 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
|Children under 16 at risk on Snowmobiles
||Snowmobiling is the Canadian winter sport with the largest number of serious injuries and deaths. Respected organizations including the Canadian Paediatric Society recommend that children under 16 should not drive.
||Feb 07, 2017
|A newly developed Concussion Test is good News for Accident Victims
||A blood test for concussion was newly developed at the University of Western Ontario and will identify concussions in accident victims such as athletes, with 90 per cent accuracy.
||Feb 05, 2017
|Preventing Playground Accidents
||Safe playground design and construction, and proper supervision of children can often prevent playground injuries to children.
||Nov 06, 2016
|Concussion Symptoms arising out of a Sports Injury
||Concussions suffered in sports must be taken seriously and immediately assessed to reduce risk of worsening symptoms. Learn about the possible signs of sport-related concussion.
||Sep 07, 2016
|Ontario Wakeboarding Accident results in severe Injury
||Wakeboarding is a relatively new water sport and recently resulted in the loss of a limb for a 23 year old Ontario man.
||Aug 27, 2016
|Toronto Cycling Accidents caused by Streetcar Tracks
||A recent university study reveals streetcar tracks are a factor in about one third of cycling accidents in Toronto, when a cyclist's wheel gets stuck in the tracks.
||Aug 24, 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
|Did unsafe Condition cause Trail Biking Accident?
||Owners or managers of recreational facilities, such as biking and hiking trails, can be held liable for injuries that result from a hazard or unsafe condition at the facility or park.
||Aug 09, 2016
|Finding Negligence in Boating Accidents
||Understand the risks from unsafe boating practices, such as failing to wear a life preserver or drinking alcohol, both in terms of an increased likelihood of serious injury or death, as well as your liability if you are the boat owner or operator
||Aug 03, 2016
|Taking steps to have a safe Boating Experience
||Boating is an enjoyable experience that many Canadians look forward to in the summer. Avoid boating accidents and injury through safe boating practices.
||Jun 15, 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
|Cycling Accidents caused by Driver/Cyclist Error or Unsafe Conditions
||Most cycling accidents occur 'on-road' and are often caused by careless or negligent driver actions. The increasing popularity of off-road cycling means that the risk and number of these cycling accidents is also increasing, and sometimes unsafe conditions on private or public properties is the cause.
||May 15, 2016
|Minimize risk of Personal Injury while Jet-skiing and Boating
|| Water related activities like boating and riding jet skis are a lot of fun and safe when boaters are careful. However, there are potential risks if safe boating is not practiced. Learn about your legal right to compensation when negligent actions result in personal injury.
||May 07, 2016
|Snowmobile Accidents are a Frequent Cause of Serious Injury
||Snowmobile collisions resulting in serious injury are on the rise in Ontario, which raises a concern as to what measures can be taken to reduce these largely preventable accidents.
||Mar 22, 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
|Hockey Injuries sometimes Exceed the Normal Risks of the Game
|| If you or your child was seriously injured in an organized sport such as hockey, the organizers, coaches, referees or arena may have been negligent in contributing to the injury. Some types of injuries are anticipated as part of â€˜normal playâ€™ in a game such as hockey, but some injuries occur because the responsible party allowed an unsafe circumstance that put players at risk. And when this happens, an injury claim can be made against the â€˜at faultâ€™ person(s).
||Feb 17, 2016