6 Steps To Follow After A Motor Vehicle Accident

November 30, 2017
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Motor vehicle accidents can be stressful and sometimes traumatic events. You will likely be shaken or in shock, and possibly injured. They can occur so quickly, you may not fully understand what actually happened, or even the extent of your injuries. You may wonder: what do I do now? Here is a list of 6 steps you should follow if you are involved in an car accident.

Life Care Plans: What Works and What Doesn’t

September 19, 2017
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Life care planners and medical rehab professionals! Join us on Thursday, October 19th for a half-day education session focused on preparing or contributing to a Life Care Plan. This event is geared towards everyone in the rehabilitation community.

Fighting Back Against Stereotypes – The Challenge of Invisible Injuries

July 25, 2017
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Anyone who has suffered from chronic pain or a traumatic brain injury will understand why these are sometimes called “invisible injuries”. While everything may appear to be fine on the outside, daily life can be a painful struggle. Two recent Ottawa decisions remind us of the important role plaintiff’s counsel play in combatting stereotypes about these types of injuries.

Risky summer activities: What are you waiving when you sign that form?

July 17, 2017
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There are no shortage of adrenaline-pumping activities to fill your summer. Rock climbing, ziplining, skydiving, whitewater rafting and scuba diving all bring high degrees of excitement – and a certain degree of risk. Before embarking in any of these activities, as well as winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, participants are often asked to sign a liability waiver. Agreeing to the conditions typically comes with implications that few people fully consider.

Injured at Work – Find Your Own Medical Team

July 11, 2017
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Injured workers rely on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to look after their health care and coordinate compensation. In the past, the Board has been criticized for focussing on finances, rather than the health and welfare of workers. A report released in May by the Industrial Accident Victim’s Group (IAVGO) titled Bad Medicine: A Report on the WSIB’s Transformation of its Health Care Spending appears to support these criticisms.

Getting People Help Sooner – Obtaining Relief In an Era of Judicial Delay

June 27, 2017
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When faced with an injury, access to funds can mean the difference between being able to afford newly-required supports and struggling to do so. These funds can allow for life-improving measures such as attendant care, house-keeping services or home alterations. An essential role of our personal injury lawyers is obtaining these funds for our clients as efficiently as possible. Our priority is on ensuring our clients get the support that they need.

Tort of Harassment Exists in Ontario

June 13, 2017
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In order to succeed in a claim for personal injury, a plaintiff must establish that the defendant’s conduct falls within a known cause of action. Until recently, it has not been clear whether acts of harassment can support a claim for damages. However, the recent decision of Merrifield v The Attorney General has confirmed that the tort of harassment does indeed exist in Canada.

[Media Release] RCMP & O’Farrell Settlement

April 6, 2017
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The RCMP and Staff Sgt. Caroline O’Farrell have reached a settlement of the lawsuit brought by O’Farrell in regard to the treatment she received at the hands of some male members while she was a member of the Musical Ride in 1986 and 1987.

Injured at Work – Can You Take Legal Action?

February 27, 2017
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Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance legislation provides workers with benefits if they are injured during the course of their employment. In most cases, workers are entitled to benefits regardless of how they are hurt or who caused the injury. In exchange for entitlement to benefits, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) limits the ability of workers to sue their employers.

Class Action For The Fertility Doctor Who Used His Own Sperm

November 23, 2016
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The case of fertility doctor Norman Barwin has made headlines not just in Canada, but internationally as well. In a Statement of Claim our firm has filed, we have alleged that in the late 1980s he used his own sperm to impregnate at least two women during artificial fertility treatments at his fertility clinic, the Broadview Fertility Clinic.