How your personal injury case is impacted by COVID-19
This installment of the Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog is intended to focus specifically on the impact which COVID-19 will have on your personal injury case.
Demand a COVID-19 Emergency Basic Income in Canada
Canadians across the nation are in dire need. Many of us cannot afford basic needs while following the best available medical advice. We are worried for our families, neighbours, and friends as government supports will be unable to cover everyone’s unique circumstances.The measures announced to date still leave far too many Canadians at risk of falling through the cracks or unable to navigate the many conditions these programs impose.
Your guide to COVID-19 and its impact on life in Canada
Travel restrictions, school closures and event cancellations are the new normal in Canada, and phrases like “self-isolation” and “social distancing” are now part of the collective lexicon.
Changes to Ontario’s Emergency Assistance Program in Response to COVID-19
Vulnerable Ontarians, including those who live in poverty, are homeless or unemployed, face even more significant impacts as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Accessing Income Support in the wake of COVID-19
This document lists several income support programs that may be available to Ontario residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is changing rapidly and we recommend that you check with the relevant government’s website for updated information.
Doctors turn to phones to fulfill patients’ non-virus needs
The University Health Network (UHN) says the phone is the new normal for hooking up with a doctor. But they are also online for advice.
Ontario Family Doctors now offering OHIP covered phone consultations in response to COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, family doctors are now offering OHIP covered phone-in appointments to all Ontario residents. Check with your family doctor to see if they are participating in this form of patient care. If they are not available or you do not have a family doctor, we are here to help!
If I’ve told a few white lies to my auto insurance company, can I get in trouble?
“An auto-insurance policy is a contract.” said Malon Edwards, spokesman for the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) in an e-mail. “Both the policyholder and the auto insurer are bound by it.”
FSRA couldn’t immediately provide recent statistics on the amount of insurance fraud in Ontario every year.
RSA Canada: “We are all victims of insurance fraud”
Insurance fraud costs Canadian consumers upwards of $1 billion annually. The math is simple. When one person cheats the system by making a false or exaggerated claim, everybody pays the price.
Personal Injury Legal Report: Debate over capping damages rages on
In Canada, not all caps on pain and suffering are created equal. But what is constant is that, no matter what the regime, no matter where the jurisdiction, provincial governments are under constant pressure from insurance lobbies to cap the money paid to victims of car accidents, personal injury lawyers say — despite the fact there’s a clear relationship between increased government interference and higher costs to both sides.
Why Canada’s P&C industry is ready to absorb hit of pandemic-induced recession
Already under financial strain due to tightening markets in several lines of business, Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry nevertheless seems well-positioned to withstand a global recession triggered by the novel coronavirus pandemic — at least in the short term.