assessment Tag Archives

A Look Into How an Adjudicator is Trained at the LAT

Guest Author: Laura Dickson, Lamont Law In 2018, the independence of the adjudicators and decision-making process was called into question by the Divisional Court. The Divisional Court in Shuttleworth found that, although some outside influence on reason writing was considered permissible, the Court held that there ought to be an institutional consultation procedure in place to safeguard the independence of the decision-maker. The Ontario Court …

N.P. v Western Assurance Company, 2020 ONLAT 19-011629/AABS & 19-012841/AABS

In this case, the Respondent insurer, Western Assurance Company, denied a treatment and assessment plan for an in-home re-assessment of attendant care benefits and housekeeping benefits. The Adjudicator found in favour of the Applicant…

What is an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational therapists provide a guiding hand to recovery

Most people who are injured in an accident instinctively know that they should immediately seek out the closest emergency department or a doctor. If injuries do not require hospitalization, then they are commonly referred to physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, or another practitioner of physical therapy. Many people do not know that a registered occupational therapist can be exceedingly helpful to their recovery, rehabilitation, and quality …

Clatney v. Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodski LLP, 2016 ONCA 377

In special circumstances, the Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to reopen contingency fee agreements that have been paid and order an assessment to be conducted to ensure public confidence in the administration of justice.

Dimopoulos v. Mustafa et al, 2016 ONSC 429

Threshold motion which considered competing Orthopedic expert reports. Court preferred more extensive, functional approach to impairment used by Plaintiff’s expert.