Category: Injury Claims

Over the next little while, we’ll be tackling personal injury myths and misconceptions. For our first post, we are looking at the idea that “It’s never too late to call a lawyer.” Is that true? Fact: Working with a lawyer can be helpful at almost any time. BUT, there are some fairly hard and fast […]

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been running a series on car accident injuries that aren’t considered minor but also aren’t considered catastrophic, like concussions and chronic pain. Today we’re talking about psychological impairments that may arise from motor vehicle collisions. These can include depression, anxiety, PTSD and many other psychological diagnoses. The Minor Injury […]

This is the second post in a short series on injuries that are not minor, but also not catastrophic. Last time, we talked about concussions; today we’re talking about chronic pain. What happens when you have technically recovered from your car accident injuries, but you’re still experiencing significant pain–even though there shouldn’t be any? This […]

Researchers have learned a lot about concussions over the past couple of decades. While concussions are categorized as mild traumatic brain injuries, they are not minor or normal. If undetected or left untreated, concussions can cause significant and permanent damage. You may have noticed concussions are often discussed in the context of pro sports, and […]

Ontario has a no-fault auto insurance system, which means that if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of who was at fault, you are eligible to apply for insurance benefits to cover the costs associated with your injury. Auto insurance benefits are governed by a piece of legislation called the SABS (Statutory […]

The Minor Injury Guideline (MIG) is a policy under Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), which is a piece of legislation that sets out the rights, responsibilities and rules for insurance companies and insured persons in dealing with auto insurance claims. The current version of the MIG was released in 2014. What is a Minor […]

Winter is on its way, and with it, the certain inevitability of slips on ice and snow. This winter may be much like the previous ones, with one notable difference. Normally, more than 300,000 Canadians spend part or all of their winter in the US or Mexico, but the pandemic has put a stop to […]

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 […]