Safety Tag Archives

Justice for Injured Workers: Loss of Competitive Advantage Awards

Saw blade set in tree stump

Income Loss Claims Given that general damage awards are capped in Canada, income loss claims can often make up a sizeable portion of damage awards. Income loss quantification is usually straightforward, particularly when a Plaintiff has had a settled line of work over an established period of time. If they are no longer able to continue working due to a personal injury, their past income …

How to Choose the Best Car Seat for Your Child

An illustration of a child seated in a car seat

This fall, many parents have brought their little ones back to school or daycare. Parents undoubtedly take the time to carefully consider where their child will attend and make every effort to ensure that they are in a safe learning environment. However, parents should also turn their minds to the safety of their child’s commute and take the same care in selecting a car seat. This article will help the busy parent make the right choice and use it properly.

Concussion Research Strengthens Case for Youth Sports Safety Legislation

Image of a football game with concussion brain scans superimposed

New research published in the Journal of Neurotrauma provides compelling evidence regarding the long-term effects of concussion on the brain. The results are relevant and informative to all who have suffered a traumatic brain injury; they highlight the importance of moving forward with legislative initiatives such as Rowan’s Law, which will further protect those who engage in sport.

Road Hockey: Let the Kids Play

a road hockey net stands before an empty residential street

Ontario’s minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Couteau was in the news recently for his plea to Toronto city council to lift a ban on road hockey in the city. The by-law in questions states that: “no person shall play or take part in any game or sport upon a roadway and, where there are sidewalks, no person upon roller-skates, in-line skates or a …

Helmets On Kids Campaign Reaches Milestone Donation Total

4 girls wear their new bike helmets

The final numbers are still rolling in, but it’s safe to say that the OTLA Helmets on Kids Campaign has reached another major milestone. When tallying the totals since the program’s inception in 2002, we discovered the happy coincidence that over 25,000 helmets had been donated by OTLA’s 25th anniversary. Now, we are thrilled to see donations in 2016 bring our grand total to over 30,000 helmets, valued at an estimated $450,000!

New Laws Likely Insufficient in Preventing Pedestrian Deaths

woman crosses busy street of cars and pedestrians

As the summer season approaches, increasing numbers of pedestrians and cyclists will make their way outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, Toronto Police Service safety statistics are not on the side of pedestrians; fatality numbers continue to rise despite new provincial laws to enhance road safety. This data revealed that on average, a pedestrian in Toronto dies every 10 days. There has been a …