|Injury Risks for Canadians
||The leading preventable causes of injury and death for Canadians include falling, motor vehicle accidents, suicide and accidental poisoning. The main cause of injury varies between age groups, and adolescents have the highest risk of injury, typically during sports.
||May 08, 2022
|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
|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
|How older Canadians can prevent Falls and related Injury
||Canadians over the age of 65 are at a particularly high risk of falling. Find out how to reduce the risk of injury due to a preventable fall.
||Sep 25, 2017
|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
|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
|Long-term Disability Application Deadlines
||LTD plans have contractual deadlines for notifying your insurance provider that you have become disabled due to injury or illness and cannot work. There are also deadlines for submitting a claim with medical evidence for your disability. Missing these deadlines risks having your LTD claim denied.
||May 18, 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
|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
|City of Sudbury found liable in Slip and Fall Accident
||A woman slipped and fell on a public parking lot that had not been cleared of ice and snow. The Court found the Municipality liable for her injuries, and did not accept the City’s defense that the particular parking lot was not maintained in winter because it belonged to a little used area of a public park.
||Dec 13, 2016
|Preventing Playground Accidents
||Safe playground design and construction, and proper supervision of children can often prevent playground injuries to children.
||Nov 06, 2016
|The Brain Project Exhibit comes to Yorkdale Mall
||"The Brain Project" is exhibiting brain art at Yorkdale Mall in the coming week, with the objective of raising awareness and research funding for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Dementia or age-related brain disease affects 750,000 Canadians, and about one million more are living with acquired brain injury due to accidents.
||Oct 24, 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
|Edgar Latulip Loses Memory for 30 Years after Falling
||Formally from Kitchener, Edgar Latulip recently regained his memory after he fell 30 years ago and suffered amnesia as a result. Slips/trips and falls are a leading cause of brain injury in Canada, but rarely result in such a dramatic memory loss and later recovery.
||Feb 16, 2016
|'Tis the Season for Slips on Icy Pavement
||Pedestrians need to take extra care while walking during winter conditions. In the event you suffer serious injury from a slip and fall on an icy surface, you may be eligible for compensation for your losses
||Feb 02, 2016