There are many types of accidents that can cause a personal injury, including slips, trips, or falls on public or private property, motor vehicle accidents, injuries from a defective product, dog attacks and more. If you have suffered an injury because of another party’s carelessness, negligence or recklessness, we are here to assist you in your financial and medical recoveries. Injuries from these types of accidents can range from a bruised knee to serious fractures requiring extensive surgery.
Pursuing legal action after you have suffered a personal injury in an accident can seem intimidating. You may experience new challenges that may make it difficult to resume your life in the same way it was prior to being injured.
You may be entitled to recover money for lost wages and future earnings, medical rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, long term care costs, and other unforeseen expenses.
The law in Ontario states that it is the responsibility of the store, business, or private property owner to ensure the safety of anyone who enters onto their premises. If it can be shown that the property owner neglected the property, you may be entitled to compensation.
Accidents may happen as a result of negligence of a City or Municipality. In cases of a slip and fall accident involving a Municipality, written notice of the accident including your name, address, telephone number, time and location of the accident must be delivered to the Municipality within 10 days.
LTD (LONG TERM & SHORT TERM DISABILITY)
An injury, whether in a slip and fall or motor vehicle accident, can cause immense hardship for victims in numerous ways. Aside from experiencing physical effects, victims are often burdened with worry and concern about their medical bills, employment status, and general income loss.
Long-term and short-term disability coverage is typically obtained through your employer’s extended medical benefits plan. Such insurance can also be purchased privately. It would seem to be logical that if you become injured and unable to work, that long-term or short-term disability plan should kick in, and cover all your necessary living and medical expenses. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Oftentimes the insurers attempt to deny claims or stop payments prematurely. This can lead to additional hardship and can inhibit a successful recovery.
Insurers may deny a claim for various reasons. They may argue that an injury is exaggerated, that a claimant is being dishonest and simply avoiding going to work, that there is a lack of medical evidence to support a claim, or that documentation was filled out incorrectly.
Long-term and short-term disability coverage is often available for a variety of physical and psychological conditions associated with injury, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, emotional trauma, amongst others.