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Published on: 4 Jan 2023 By

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…

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Published on: 3 Jan 2023 By

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...

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Published on: 23 Dec 2022 By

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...

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Published on: 22 Dec 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 16 Dec 2022 By

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...

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Published on: 14 Dec 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 1 Dec 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 30 Nov 2022 By

Car insurance 101: 7 optional accident benefits you should consider

When you renew your car insurance policy, you have a variety of options to increase your coverage in the event that you are injured. The basic policy may seem appealing to most drivers, because it has the lowest premiums. But if you ask anyone who has been injured in an accident, the standar…

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Published on: 7 Sep 2022 By

SPECT scan admissible at trial as evidence of concussion

In recent years, SPECT (Single-photon emission computerized tomography) scans have become prominent, although somewhat controversial, in the medical field for assisting in the diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). SPECT scans are a type of imaging that depict how blood flows to organs…

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