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Reasons for Denial of Long-term Disability Claims There are several reasons why your insurance company may have denied your disability claim. In many cases, you were denied a legitimate claim for benefits and a revision to your application and disability lawyer can help get owed benefits. Oct 03, 2016
Canada’s Parliament debates Bill S-201 to prohibit and prevent Genetic Discrimination Bill S-201 seeks to prevent discrimination against Canadians due to their genetic status. Currently, insurance companies and employers can use genetic information to deny insurance coverage or refuse hiring, and Canada is the only G-7 country that doesn’t protect genetic status. Oct 01, 2016
Husband and Wife Motorcyclists injured in Amherstburg Hit-and-run On Sept 16, a couple were run off the road in a hit-and-run accident while they were riding a motorcycle on a local road in Amherstburg, Ontario, resulting in serious and critical injuries, respectively, to the husband and wife. Sep 27, 2016
The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario reports on the Outcomes for Brain Injury Victims Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of acquired brain injury and the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario is studying the life activities and outcome of accident victims suffering from brain injury. Sep 24, 2016
Your Rights under the Consumer Protection Act In Ontario, the Consumer Protection Act details the rights of consumers and the responsibility of businesses. Sep 21, 2016
The pioneering of Stem Cell Therapy to treat Spinal Injuries Clinical researchers in Ontario are currently investigating and pioneering stem cell treatments to regenerate spinal cord injuries. Sep 18, 2016
Vehicle safety Innovations to reduce Personal Injury Read about the most important vehicle safety innovations in the past 50 years. These features have substantially reduced the risk of injury in an accident, however, driver negligence continues to be the primary cause of personal injury in Ontario. Sep 16, 2016
How may Threshold Law affect my eligibility to make a Claim? Threshold Law states that an accident victim’s injuries must be a serious and permanent impairment of an important function in order to be eligible for non-pecuniary damages in a civil suit. Sep 14, 2016
2016 Annual Brain Injury Conference: Sept 27-29 On Sept 27 to 29, Brain Injury Canada invites acquired brain injury survivors and their families to an opportunity to listen to informative and expert speakers and share their experiences. Sep 12, 2016
Who is liable for rear-ending of a vehicle parked in a live lane on a Busy Street? Although the driver who rear-ends another vehicle is usually found liable, in the 2014 case, Aston Gon (by his Litigation Guardian) v. Daniele Bianco, there were extenuating circumstances that effected a determination of liability. Sep 09, 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
Keeping our Children safe as they commute to School Sept 6 2016 is the first day of school for most Ontario children and a good time to be reminded of safe driving practices. Sep 05, 2016
Texting while Driving continues despite the well-documented Dangers Although 90% of young adults surveyed are aware of driving laws against cell phone use while driving, a large number admit to texting or talking while driving. Sep 03, 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
Do Traffic Regulations apply on Private Property? Ontario traffic laws don't apply in private parking lots and on private roads, but this is not an invitation for reckless or negligent driving. Aug 29, 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
Micro cameras contributing to Vehicle Safety Micro cameras can contribute to safer driving in several ways and can also provide accurate evidence of negligent drivers. Aug 22, 2016
Self-driving Vehicles: Many Issues yet to be resolved Self-driving cars may revolutionize driving and significantly reduce accidents, but in the event of injury, who is liable? Aug 19, 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
The Hazards of Highway Construction Zones Accidents around highway construction zones sometimes result from careless drivers, but can also be caused by negligent design of the construction project, on the part of a municipality or construction company. Aug 11, 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
Questions you likely want to ask your Personal Injury Lawyer Learn the answers to common questions asked by accident victims who are injured and are considering making a claim for injury compensation. Aug 07, 2016
Upcoming Events to support Spinal Cord Injury Victims Spinal Cord Injury Ontario supports victims of spinal cord injuries. Upcoming events include the 2016 Wheelchair Challenge and discussion groups. Aug 05, 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
Personal Injury Lawyers and Medical Practitioners working together Increasingly complex insurance regulations and legal proceedings require higher standards of knowledge and a closer relationship between personal injury lawyers and rehabilitation practitioners. Aug 01, 2016
Uninsured and Under-insured Motorist Coverage Under-insured motorist coverage is statutorily available to cover Ontario residents who were involved in an accident caused by an identified or hit-and-run driver. Under-insured motorist coverage can be purchased on your policy to protect you when your claim exceeds the coverage for an at fault driver. Jul 30, 2016
Long-term Disability Benefits are needed by increasingly more Canadians Many Ontario residents with disabilities rely on long-term disability benefits for their survival, and increasingly, people are seeking disability benefits for psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. Jul 28, 2016
Will Road Safety be affected by the Legalization of Marijuana? The Federal government proposes legalizing marijuana use in 2017, but an important unanswered question is whether this act will increase the incidence of car accidents due to driving while under the influence of marijuana. Jul 26, 2016
Keeping our Children safe from Injury in Car Accidents Practicing and teaching safe practices while driving and walking can effectively reduce the likelihood of injury to our children, although the negligence of other drivers continues to be a risk that often results in serious or fatal injuries to children and adults. Jul 21, 2016
How Traumatic Brain Injury can affect your Life Traumatic brain injury can have significant long term effects on an accident victim's life, with symptoms such as headaches, diminished cognitive abilities, personality changes or disability. Jul 19, 2016
Changes to Used Vehicle Safety Requirements effective July 1st! More rigorous standards for used vehicle inspections in Ontario became effective on July 1st, 2016, and will impact the cost of inspecting and selling your used vehicle. Jul 17, 2016
Roundabouts "Part 2": Traffic Rules confusing for Pedestrians The Ontario Ministry of Transportation gives motorists the right of way in roundabouts, but a driver may still be found liable in a pedestrian-vehicle collision. Jul 14, 2016
Roundabout Fender Benders are common while Drivers get used to these Intersections Many Ontario drivers are confused about the guidelines for driving in roundabouts newly constructed in many communities, and this uncertainty and inexperience increases the risk of fender benders. Jul 11, 2016
Commercial Truck Accidents result in High Fatality Rate for other Motorists Accidents involving heavy trucks result in a disproportionately high rate of severe or fatal injuries for smaller vehicle occupants. Understand the negligent actions that can cause these types of accidents. Jul 09, 2016
Does your Auto Insurance offer adequate Protection? As an Ontario driver or vehicle owner, this is a good time to review your insurance coverage to determine whether you have adequate protection against injury and damage, particularly in lieu of recent changes to Ontario automobile accident insurance. Jul 06, 2016
Pedestrians sometimes Contributorily Liable in Pedestrian-Motorist Collisions Because pedestrians are at high risk of injury in pedestrian-vehicle accidents, there is an onus on drivers to exercise caution, but pedestrians also have a responsibility to proceed with caution. Drivers may not be negligent for pedestrian injuries when the pedestrian's unanticipated behaviour was a factor in the accident. Jul 04, 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
Understanding Product Liability in Canada The Canadian government and Health Canada have guidelines and regulations in place to protect Canadians from unsafe product. Despite these protections, people are sometimes injured by a dangerous product, and are entitled to claim compensation for their losses. Jun 26, 2016
Making a Wrongful Death Claim Insurance companies sometimes dispute legitimate wrongful death claims adding even more stress to the lives of devastated families. Jun 22, 2016
Playing it Safe while Motorcycle Riding Motorcycle riding is often described as exhilarating, but riders should understand the risks and dangers and how to avoid being a victim of a personal injury from a motorcycle accident. Jun 20, 2016
Chronic Pain Syndrome is a debilitating Condition that affects many Canadians Many Canadians suffer from chronic pain syndrome, a condition which often has a devastating impact on their lives, and for which it can be difficult to get effective treatment. Jun 17, 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
Shared Liability between Government Authority and 'At fault' Driver In cases where both a negligent driver and unsafe road condition were responsible for causing an accident victim's injuries, the 'at fault' driver and government authority may be deemed contributory negligent for damages. Jun 12, 2016
Young Drivers: Age can be a Factor in Personal Injury Cases Young adult drivers have a statistically higher risk of car accidents. Here we look at some of the common factors that contribute to this high incidence of accidents, as well as how an individual's age may affect their personal injury claims. Jun 10, 2016
Passenger Injury Claims Drivers who cause injury to their passengers through careless or negligent driving can be found liable for damages, as in the case of a passenger who was awarded over $18 million in 2009 after being catastrophically injured Jun 07, 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
Train accidents: potential for significant Injury Although train accidents are far less common than other collisions, they can cause catastrophic and devastating injuries due to the large number of people that are potentially impacted and the often hazardous materials being transported. Jun 03, 2016
Changes to Statutory Accident Benefits effective June 1st 2016 Effective on June 1st, 2016, there will be changes to the maximum statutory accident benefits allowable for injured accident victims in Ontario Jun 01, 2016
School Bus Safety and Seat Belts If children are required to wear a seat belt in a car, then why are they not required to be belted on Ontario school buses? May 29, 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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