Safety Category Archives

Can you consume alcohol in Ontario parks?

To the delight of business owners and consumers, provincial governments across Canada have been relaxing alcohol laws in an attempt to support hospitality industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ontario, for example, we have seen the government allow restaurants to expand their patios and include alcohol in takeout and delivery orders.

Dog Bite Attacks: What is the Settlement Worth?

Canine aggression is a difficult subject to accurately predict. Many different factors come into play including the health and biology of the dog, the training and treatment by the owners, and environmental conditions that “teach” a dog to apply certain behaviors.

From Hangover to Legal Liability- If You Are Over-Served and Injured, You Can Sue

With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, many will be heading to celebrate at the bar with a drink or two. If you become intoxicated at the bar and are injured is there legal recourse? The answer depends on the circumstances, of course, but this post looks at two situations where a person is likely to be successful in suing a bar if they are injured.

Building Negligence: A slippery slope

If you are walking down the street in the midst of a beautiful snow fall, you are likely not thinking of the potential accumulation of ice on buildings. Removing ice from buildings is essential to keep the public safe when travelling in Ontario, especially areas surrounded by high-rise structures.

WSIB Opt-Out – When It Applies

Persons who have been injured in the workplace are eligible to make a claim for compensation through the Workers Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”), provided their employer has coverage.

Slipping, Falling, Tripping…. Was I in a Car Accident?

It’s that time of year again. The landscape looks so pretty – marshmallow-covered roads, glistening sidewalks, diamond-crusted fir trees, right? The reality is quite different. As personal injury lawyers, at this time of year we are inundated with calls by injured people who have sustained fractures, sprains, concussions and other injuries due to weather-related incidents.