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How is “Pain and Suffering” Determined in Ontario?

Unlike some other Canadian provinces, in Ontario, jury trials are still regularly used in civil cases such as personal injury lawsuits. Are juries really fair to accident victims? In a 2016 case, Mandel v. Fakhim, an Ontario Superior Court judge expressed the opinion that “jury trials in civil cases seem to exist in Ontario solely … Continue reading “How is “Pain and Suffering” Determined in Ontario?”

Calculating Self-Employment Income Losses Following an Auto Accident

After an injury-causing motor vehicle collision, automobile insurance companies may be responsible for providing injured policyholders with income replacement benefits (IRBs) if their newly acquired medical conditions make it impossible for them to continue working. IRBs do not replace all of an accident victim’s pre-accident income. Rather, they provide payments of up to 70% of … Continue reading “Calculating Self-Employment Income Losses Following an Auto Accident”

Do Ontarians Have a Right to a Jury Trial in Civil Matters?

A slip-and-fall accident may be the fault of multiple parties. If your accident occurs in a shopping centre, for example, liability might ultimately fall on the owner of the premises, an individual store that rents space, or even a contractor who performed shoddy maintenance work. Of course, when there are multiple parties who may be … Continue reading “Do Ontarians Have a Right to a Jury Trial in Civil Matters?”

Will Accepting EI or Disability Benefits Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?

If you suffer a catastrophic injury in a motor vehicle accident, you may be legally disabled and therefore unable to return to work. Aside from any benefits you recover under your auto insurance policy, or from the negligent driver in a personal injury lawsuit, you may also qualify for other benefits, such as long-term disability … Continue reading “Will Accepting EI or Disability Benefits Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?”

Functional Capacity Evaluations in Ontario: What You Need to Know

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision and cannot continue working as a result, you may be entitled to income replacement benefits. However, in some circumstances, your insurer can require you to undergo an independent medical examination to verify your continued eligibility for benefits. These examinations may involve any of several different … Continue reading “Functional Capacity Evaluations in Ontario: What You Need to Know”

Can My Insurer Demand an Independent Medical Examination Before Paying Out Accident Benefits?

Ontario is a “no-fault” jurisdiction with respect to motor vehicle accidents. This means that your own insurance company is expected to pay you certain statutory benefits if you are injured in a car crash. Ideally, the system is supposed to promptly compensate you without the need to jump through a bunch of legal hoops. Unfortunately, … Continue reading “Can My Insurer Demand an Independent Medical Examination Before Paying Out Accident Benefits?”

 
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