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No one wants to imagine their child being injured in a car crash, but the statistics are clear and they indicate motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of death for children in Canada as 10,000 children are injured in collisions every single year. Everyone knows that car seats are important, but it is […]

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 […]

Every year in Ontario, thousands of workers are injured on the job.  Knowing what to do is not always clear and if you’ve hurt been and are in pain, it’s normal that you might not be thinking clearly. Here is a short guide on what to do if you’ve been hurt at work. Get first […]

Could Ontario finally be getting serious about real consequences for drivers who endanger pedestrians and cyclists? We’ve written before about penalties for drivers who hit pedestrians or other vulnerable road users and how the consequences are often grossly inadequate considering the injury or fatality they are responsible for. It’s been a while since Ontario last […]

All motor vehicle accidents are scary, but with such disparity in the size and weight of vehicles, collisions involving transport trucks are especially horrific. It’s simple physics that in a match-up between passenger vehicle and tractor trailer, the smaller vehicle will take the bigger hit. And according to new statistics from the OPP, there has […]

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 […]