Extreme Weather and Slip and Fall Injuries

As we near the summer’s end, no one wants to think about the much colder season that lurks on the horizon. We’re still enjoying balmy weather, so why worry about ice and snow that’s surely months away? If you’re a business owner, then you have to be concerned about ice, snow – and slip and … Read More…

Accident Benefits: Think Hard Before You Sign

A recent case making its way through Ontario courts illustrates the importance of negotiating a good and fair settlement in an accident benefits claim – because you probably only have one chance to get it right. In an accident case, a plaintiff negotiated a settlement via mediation. However, after the fact, she changed her mind … Read More…

Mental Health Disability Claim Vindicated

A recent high profile Human Rights Tribunal ruling has vindicated a woman whose mental disability resulted in her firing. The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) was found liable for discriminating against a former employee’s disability. Specifically, the HWDSB failed to accommodate her post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The condition developed after several years in a … Read More…

Three Car Crashes a Minute: Winter Road Safety Reminder

This winter, the GTA got its first real blast of winter in early December when a heavy snowfall and winds combined to make the morning commute a challenging one, especially in regions just outside Toronto city proper such as Durham, Peel and Hamilton/Burlington Regions. High jinks caused by the weather included a car that crashed … Read More…