Author: Van Dyke Law

Everyone knows the old expression, “Stick and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” Meant to encourage children to steel themselves against teasing or name-calling, the rhyme has endured as timeless, common-sense wisdom. But as the world evolves, that old advice (“just ignore it”) is becoming less prevalent. Society is slowly […]

Intrigue and mystery are not words that anyone expects or wants to hear associated with auto insurance, but unfortunately, they apply to a recent case that involved the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT). This is the tribunal where auto insurance disputes between insurers and claimants are adjudicated; it’s the “last stop” for pursuing accident benefits and […]

In our last post we reiewed the WSIB’s new chronic mental stress policy. In today’s post, we will focus on traumatic mental stress in the workplace and the policies WSIB has in place to cover these types of injuries. Under WSIB Policy 15-03-02: Traumatic Mental Stress, you may have a valid claim for traumatic mental […]

Anyone who has experienced mental stress as a result of the condition of their workplace knows that this can be every bit as painful and debilitating as a physical injury.  Historically, however, the WSIB hasn’t always recognized or allowed claims for mental stress. As a result of this, for years, advocates called for an end […]

Injured workers who come to Van Dyke for help with WSIB claims are our most frustrated and confused clients.  They have had their expectations shattered and have been treated terribly and unfairly. In this video, Frank Van Dyke discusses the harsh realities of WSIB claims. He shares how his team works hard to get the […]

In our last post, we discussed how motor vehicle accidents involving wildlife are both dangerous and extremely common here in Ontario. In today’s post, we share some helpful info on what to do if you hit an animal on the road and how to prevent this type of accident. My vehicle collided with a large […]

In Canada, our winter snow and ice conditions contribute to many slips and falls. People are also frequently injured by tripping on uneven or protruding floor or ground surfaces, or slipping on spills. Our laws require businesses and homeowners have systems in place to keep their premises safe. In the clip below, hear how Frank […]

From moose to bears to elk and other large species, our majestic wildlife is part of what makes Ontario’s natural environment such a special place. However, when wildlife and vehicles are sharing the same space, tragedy can easily occur for both humans and animals.  According to the BC-based Wildlife Collision Prevention Program, there are 4 […]

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 […]