Category: Blog

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 went over the WSIB’s new chronic mental stress policy. In today’s post we are focusing on traumatic mental stress in the workplace and what 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 […]

Anyone who has experienced mental stress as a result of their workplace conditions knows that it can be every bit as painful and debilitating as a physical injury.  Yet, the WSIB hasn’t always recognized or allowed claims for mental stress. For years, advocates called for an end to discrimination against workers with mental illness arising […]

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 environments such special places. But 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 to […]

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 […]