Understanding your Statutory Accident Benefits so you are fairly compensated
If you’re injured in a car accident, your insurer will place you into one of three Statutory Accident Benefit categories, based on the severity of your injury. The category you’re placed in determines the amount of money you can receive from medical/rehabilitative benefits. Your category als…View the post titled Understanding your Statutory Accident Benefits so you are fairly compensated
What to do immediately after a car crash
Motor vehicle collisions are traumatic. It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, scared and confused following a crash. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to remain calm and remember that your safety and the safety of other people are the top priority. Below are some gen…View the post titled What to do immediately after a car crash
Which losses are recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit?
Injuries from a car accident, a slip and fall or an assault can affect one’s ability to continue with day-to-day life. An individual who suffers losses due to another’s wrongdoing may have a personal injury claim against those responsible. A personal injury claim is guided by the losses suff…View the post titled Which losses are recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit?
Earning cap raised for ODSP recipients, but rates remain unchanged
The Ontario Government is increasing the amount of money Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients can earn, without any reduction of their ODSP payment. This will impact the ultimate take-home amount for those approximately 25,000 ODSP recipients in the workforce. For context, as…View the post titled Earning cap raised for ODSP recipients, but rates remain unchanged
Should I sue in Simplified Procedure and when do I need to decide?
When you start a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario, you must consider whether you want to proceed in one of three ways: There are pros and cons for each forum depending on the type of case you have. One of which is the presence of juries. There is no jury for a Small Claim Court...View the post titled Should I sue in Simplified Procedure and when do I need to decide?
When a fatal car crash occurs, what kind of support is available?
To the spouse and dependents of a person killed in a car crash, the loss of their loved one is an overwhelming hardship — one that can hardly be imagined unless you’ve lived through it. While money is not a balm for emotional pain or grief, it does help to know what kind of financial...View the post titled When a fatal car crash occurs, what kind of support is available?
When should I sue in Small Claims Court?
What is Small Claims Court? Small Claims Court is a branch of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. It was designed to provide an efficient and cost-effective forum for Plaintiffs to bring or defend claims that are worth $35,000 or less. When suing in Small Claims Court, you can sue for mon…View the post titled When should I sue in Small Claims Court?
What you need to know about 2023 statutory deductibles and thresholds
Did you know that if you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision seriously enough to receive an award for pain and suffering, it may be reduced by $44,367.24? This amount is known as the statutory deductible, and it is tied to inflation and increases each year. If you are injured in a motor...View the post titled What you need to know about 2023 statutory deductibles and thresholds
Insurance companies paying below minimum wage for attendant care support
A Court decision from 2021 interpreted recent legislation to mean that unless personal support workers (“PSWs”) or other licenced care providers are willing to provide services below minimum wage, injured people will be required to pay the difference, or they will simply not be able to recei…View the post titled Insurance companies paying below minimum wage for attendant care support
What you need to know before you sign a liability waiver
Winter sports season is around the corner. Usually, participants must sign a liability waiver to enjoy a ski hill or skate on a public rink. It’s common for people to sign a liability waiver without giving it a second thought. However, you may be giving up your rights a little too fast, with…View the post titled What you need to know before you sign a liability waiver
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