Safety Tag Archives

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.

Sexual Abuse Damages In Ontario Not Subject To General Damages Cap

In the recent Ontario Superior Court decision of D.S. v. Quesnelle, Justice Smith made it abundantly clear that in Ontario, general damages caps do not apply in civil sexual abuse claims. This decision should be commended as the policy rationale for general damages caps in most other areas of personal injury are drastically different than in the context of sexual abuse cases.

E-Scooters: Road Hazard or Planet Saver?

Electric scooters are the most recent mode of transportation to enter our network of sidewalks and roadways. Much like bike rental companies, (e.g. Bike Share Toronto) and ride sharing companies (e.g. Uber and Lift), commuters are seeking out faster, cheaper and energy efficient modes of transportation.

Video Game Bullying, Fortnite & Your Child’s Legal Options

Finding the truth on bullying becomes more difficult when technology comes into play. Canadian teachers ranked cyberbullying as the highest issue of concern (86%) out of 6 listed options.

Justice for Injured Workers: Loss of Competitive Advantage Awards

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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 …