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Proposed Changes to the “Catastrophic Impairment” Definition

In December 2011, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario released the Superintendent’s Report on the Definition of Catastrophic Impairment in the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, which provides a host of recommendations for amendments to the current definition of “catastrophic impairment,” or CAT. Suggested Amendments to the CAT Definition Some argue that the current definition … Continue reading “Proposed Changes to the “Catastrophic Impairment” Definition”

Symptoms of Brain Injuries in Children

Injury is the leading cause of death for children in Canada, reports the Public Health Agency of Canada. Many of these deaths involve acquired brain injuries. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical, given that the impact of a serious TBI can be massive, extensive and long-term. Symptoms of Brain Injuries in Children Brain injuries are … Continue reading “Symptoms of Brain Injuries in Children”

Tips for Adjusting to Life after an Acquired Brain Injury

When an individual suffers an acquired brain injury (ABI), he or she can experience changes in every aspect of life. The patient may experience varying degrees of cognitive, physical, emotional and behavioral impairments. An ABI can cause temporary or long-term changes in functioning for the victim, and families should be prepared to adjust to the … Continue reading “Tips for Adjusting to Life after an Acquired Brain Injury”

How to Prevent Brain Injuries While Participating in Popular Winter Sports

Sports accidents are among the leading cause of concussions and traumatic brain injury. A brain injury may result in long-term health implications, including disability. Compensation may be available in cases where another person’s negligence led to an accident and injury. How Brain Injuries Occur During Popular Winter Sports A concussion or more severe brain injury … Continue reading “How to Prevent Brain Injuries While Participating in Popular Winter Sports”

10 Common Neurological Conditions and Injuries in Ontario

A neurological condition or injury may make it difficult or impossible for an individual to maintain employment. When it impairs a person’s ability to earn a living wage, that individual may seek long-term disability benefits. Such benefits may offset the financial burden of being unable to earn a regular income. Most common types of neurological … Continue reading “10 Common Neurological Conditions and Injuries in Ontario”

The Role of Expert Opinion in a Claim for Catastrophic Brain Injury

Classification of injuries. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical and rehabilitation benefits (up to $1 million dollars) – and other compensation – are at stake for those who have sustained catastrophic brain injuries. Expert opinion and objective verification of injuries are essential for those who wish to pursue compensation for catastrophic brain injuries. An … Continue reading “The Role of Expert Opinion in a Claim for Catastrophic Brain Injury”

The Legal Definition of Catastrophic Brain Injury after an Ontario Accident

Ontario’s Insurance Act outlines the definition and scope of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS). The SABS is crucial when determining the amount of compensation available for a victim of a motor vehicle accident, including those who suffer traumatic brain injury. The designation of catastrophic injury – instead of “minor” or “non minor” injury – … Continue reading “The Legal Definition of Catastrophic Brain Injury after an Ontario Accident”

5 Tips for Preventing a Brain Injury in a Snowboarding Accident

Snowboarding and skiing account for the second-highest rates of winter sports-related hospitalizations in the winter and spring months in Ontario, according to a Canadian Institute of Health Information study. Traumatic brain injury is a chief concern and the leading cause of snowboard-related injuries, disabilities and fatalities in North America. While there is no sure-fire way … Continue reading “5 Tips for Preventing a Brain Injury in a Snowboarding Accident”

 
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