Category: Injury Claims

Soaring boat and pool sales, scarce cottage rentals and no campsite vacancies mean one thing: Ontarians are looking to make the most of the summer in spite of COVID-19. While the pandemic has resulted in many cancelled travel and recreation plans, people are embracing the fact that boating and other water activities are still available. […]

Do you know how many people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes in Canada since 1950? 235,000. 235,000 children, parents, siblings, friends and loved ones lost on Canadian roads due to vehicle collisions. The number is staggering. It may come as no surprise, then, that Canada ranks 16th in the world for road safety […]

The construction industry faces a lot of challenges when it comes to workplace safety. While Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer recently noted that 2019 saw some improvements over 2018 in terms of fatalities in this sector, the Ministry of Labour admits there is “high potential for injury, given the nature and conditions of the work.” Following […]

When tragedy strikes in the workplace, is it enough for governments to enact legislation and policies to discourage further injuries and fatalities or is a wider cultural change what’s really needed? Both are important, according to occupational health and safety experts and it’s the culture part that can be the hardest. A recent CBC report […]

During an Ontario winter, ice and snow come with the territory–injuries don’t need to. In today’s post, we will discuss some of the most common winter injuries and how you can take steps to avoid injury to yourself and others. Sport & Recreation-Related: Whether you are skiing, snowboarding, playing hockey or skating, always remember to […]

What comes to mind when you imagine dangerous jobs? Policing or firefighting or perhaps heavy industrial factory work? What about elementary school teacher? Or farmer? Over the past few months, Ontario researchers, worker advocates and unions have been raising awareness about the unexpected dangers of certain workplaces. Elementary Schools Facing the Facts: The Escalating Crisis […]

ATVs (also known as quads or off-road vehicles) are a popular recreation and transportation option in Ontario, and with the leaves changing colour and hunting season in full swing, fall is a favourite season for many ATV riders. Like snowmobiling, ATVing has many enthusiasts, most of who play it safe and respect the rules of […]

Halloween is tomorrow, and popular advice tends to be focused on how children can keep themselves safe while trick-or-treating: being visible by using lots of reflective tape and flashlights, choosing face paint rather than masks or hoods, making sure costumes aren’t tripping hazards and being extra careful when crossing the street. This is all good […]

July 2019 went down in the books as the hottest month ever recorded globally – a statistic that parallels climate trends in Canada. A recent CBC story explored the topic of sun safety in outdoor workplaces and the regulations exist to protect people who work outside in extreme heat?  As it turns out, there are […]

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ontario. To mark the occasion, we wanted to share two important initiatives: a new campaign in support of Rowan’s Law and the Unmasking Brain Injury project. Rowan’s Law – Concussion Awareness A new campaign to support Rowan’s Law was announced earlier this month, with the slogan “Hit. Stop. […]