The Doctrine Of Discoverability And Accident Benefits Claims: Special Considerations Following Tomec And Pafco
Ontario courts and tribunals have recently considered the application of the doctrine of discoverability in the context of accident benefit claims. These considerations have developed the common law in notable ways for insurers and insureds alike. Specifically, special considerations now arise in the context of Accident Benefits where limitation periods are concerned.
Cira sets the bar in IME facility cleanliness with abatement verification and ATP Testing
MISSISSAUGA, ON, MAY 11, 2020/insPRESS/ — With the safety and health of assessors, claimants, and staff at the forefront of the mind, Cira Health Solutions (Cira) brought in a team of industrial hygienists to validate their facility’s level of clean. The team of hygienists was hired recently to conduct abatement verification assessments (qualitative testing of surfaces) through Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence testing and other analysis.
Windsor car crash rate cut in half — so what’s with high car insurance rates?
With far fewer cars on the road, resulting in far fewer crashes being reported, a local lawyer who specializes in injury claims says it’s time for the big insurance companies to return some of those high auto premiums they charge motorists.
COVID-19 shows why catastrophically injured should know about structured settlements
The settlement of a personal injury claim can be a life-changing financial decision for any injured person, yet many will make that decision without having been informed of all aspects of the law and regulations that impact personal injury settlements before their settlement is finalized.
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ODSP and OW recipients feel forgotten by province: MPP Lindo
People living on social assistance have been facing difficulties amid the pandemic, but have not been receiving equal support as others have
. The provincial government does provide a monthly emergency benefit payment of $100 for individuals, and $200 for families living on social assistance, until July 2020. However, those on social assistance must apply and make their case for receiving the money.
Sudbury column: Social assistance recipients left behind
It feels as though people in receipt of Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) in Ontario, as well as recipients of other provincial and territorial assistance, are being left behind in the flow of money that is being provided to help Canadians deal with the pandemic.
Qualifying for the CERB can put Ontarians with disabilities in a tricky financial spot
It’s no secret that Torontonians with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19, and there’s a fear among the disabled community that they would not receive adequate treatment while in hospital.
Recently, the Ontario government has made it even more difficult for them to self-isolate and afford basic needs, even if they qualify for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).