Category: Injury Claims

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–what regulations exist to protect people who work outside in extreme heat?  As it turns out, there are few concrete […]

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. […]

This coming May 6 to 10th is the second annual Ontario Falls Awareness Week will take place during this week, “workplaces are encouraged to stop work for 15–30 minutes in order to have a safety talk about fall hazards specific to their work environment.” These safety talks should be tailored to each workplace’s needs, address […]

Intrigue and mystery are not words that anyone expects or wants to hear associated with auto insurance, but unfortunately, these words seem to be appropriately applied to a recent case from the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) which is the body which adjudicates auto insurance disputes between insurers and claimants.  It is the “last stop” for […]

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 […]

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 the recent B.C. Court of appeal decision of Barta v. DaSilva[1] the court was asked to consider whether a mild traumatic brain injury suffered by a securities trader in a motor vehicle accident caused him to make poor financial investments which resulted in $5 million of losses.  In this case, the Plaintiff Barta, was […]