Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Motor vehicle accident law is a complex, frequently changing field of practice. Navigating a claim can be a long and confusing journey. In this video clip, hear Frank Van Dyke explain how he helps clients through this challenging experience, and how he reduces the financial burden on clients through contingency fee arrangements.

When Venecia slipped outside her apartment building and broke her hand in five places, a co-worker recommended that she contact Mr. Van Dyke, who advised that she had a meritorious claim and was eligible for compensation. In this video, Venecia shares that she was able to work with Van Dyke Law Office almost entirely  over […]

Isn’t it ironic? A recent report from the Toronto Star revealed information that many WSIB employees are so overburdened in their jobs that they suffer from anxiety, insomnia, and stress severe enough to require time off work. When the Ontario Compensation Employees Union (OCEU), which represents staff at the WSIB, ran a survey in January […]

Long term disability claimants who have their claim denied or had their benefits cut off are in a really tough position. At Van Dyke Law Office, we know that it’s not easy to be involved in a lawsuit when you’re not feeling well. In this clip, you will hear Frank Van Dyke explain why commencing […]

Now that winter has left Ontario, police and first responders are bracing themselves for what one headline called “trauma season“.  Although snow and ice make for dangerous driving conditions, smooth and dry roads mean more people travel, and they drive faster. Those high-speed collisions are deadly. Statistics show that in Ontario, auto crashes jump in April […]

The results are in: Ontario’s roads, trails, and waterways were more deadly last year than in 2016. Every year, the OPP reports the number of fatalities on the roads and areas they patrol, and the numbers for 2017 are bleak. Road fatalities reached a 5-year high at 343 deaths (up from 307 in 2016). Fatalities […]

Did you hear the story of Samuel Archibald? He’s a Canadian author who made headlines when he went public after his disability claim for depression was denied because the insurer said photos he’d posted on Instagram and other social media sites showed he looked active, in shape and happy. Unfortunately, as Mr. Archibald discovered when […]

For more than 30 years, April 28th has been observed in Ontario as the Day of Mourning: a day to honour workers who have died, been injured, or suffer an illness due to their workplace. In 1991, it became a nationally observed day and this “Workers’ Memorial Day” is now observed in more than 100 […]

It is no secret that temporary workers (there are 747,000 of them in Ontario) face vastly more dangerous working conditions than permanent employees. WSIB statistics show that temp workers in non-clerical environments such as factories and warehouses were “more than twice as likely to get hurt on the job in 2016 as non-temp counterparts.“. Understanding […]

Death and serious injuries are an unacceptable price to pay for speed on city streets. Humans make mistakes. Streets can be redesigned for safety and compensate for human imperfection. Those are the key premises of Vision Zero, which we wrote about last February. A year later, we are encouraged to see that Vision Zero is […]