Category: Injury Claims

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In a recent appeal decision from B.C. called Barta v. DaSilva[1] the court was asked to consider whether the mild traumatic brain injury suffered by a securities trader in a motor vehicle accident caused him to make poor financial investments, to the tune of $5 million in losses. The accident victim, Barta, was involved in […]

For those Ontario workers who have Workplace Safety Insurance (WSI) claims arising from a workplace accident, the process of submitting a claim can be confusing and harrowing at the best of times. This is especially true if the claim is ultimately denied; an unfavourable outcome can add “insult to injury,” as the old saying goes. […]

The Toronto Sun newspaper recently reported on a case in which an auto insurer had used particularly aggressive tactics to defend a claim brought by a young woman who had endured catastrophic injuries during a rear-end vehicle collision when she was only 17 years old. As described in the Sun article, the arbitration lasted 16 […]

As temperatures in Ontario drop, slip-and-fall incidents unfortunately increase.  However, whether falls occurs indoors or out, there are some important steps that you must take after a slip-and-fall to preserve your legal rights.  These steps are important in case you decide to pursue an action for damages against anyone who may have been responsible for […]