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Feb 19, 2019

Cannabis & Spinal Cord Injuries

4 Minutes Read from Hamilton Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Spinal cord injuries are catastrophic injuries with devastating impacts including far-reaching physical, social, and psychological consequences. There is no doubt that suffering a spinal cord injury (SCI) can profoundly change a person’s life as it affects nearly all body systems. It also affects the perception of […]


Feb 12, 2019

What’s the difference between paraplegic and quadriplegic injuries?

4 Minute Read from Hamilton’s Spinal Cord Injury Trial Lawyers Spinal cord injuries may be classified as quadriplegic or paraplegic, depending on the level of injury or lesion on the spinal cord, and depending on the functioning of the torso, bowel, bladder, legs, arms, pelvic organs and sexual function. Quadriplegic and paraplegic injuries often times […]


Feb 3, 2019

Common types of personal injury cases in Ontario

Personal injury victims are often confused about the different types of personal injury claims that can be made to compensate them for their losses. If you or a loved one has suffered life changing injuries it is certainly best to speak to one of our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers to determine your best course of […]


Jan 30, 2019

How Long do Short Term Disability Benefits last in Ontario?

There is no perfect answer as short-term disability benefits vary policy by policy. Short-term disability also varies product by product – i.e. group (employer) versus individual policy.  It is very important that you review your particular policy’s summary and description because every benefit plan is unique, but typically, the maximum duration of short term disability […]


Jan 19, 2019

Income Replacement Benefits in Ontario

For an accident victim, nothing is more Stressful than the Lack of Cash Flow Accident can send people into brutal crushing debt. When the cashflow stops all facets of a family’s financial life can be negatively affected, from paying the mortgage or car payments to paying for your kids’ hockey and dancing. Nothing is more […]


Jan 17, 2019

Crystal Meth, Multiple Sclerosis and Denied Benefits.

4 Minute read from Hamilton’s Long-Term Disability Lawyers This was a good case* decided out of British Columbia not too long ago concerning a young woman with MS that: 1) tried to get back to work and;2) was doing drugs to deal with her symptoms. Unfortunately Empire Life denied her monthly disability benefits because of […]


Dec 29, 2018

How do Insurance Companies Calculate Lump Sum Long-Term Disability Settlements?

3 Minute Read from Hamilton’s Disability Lawyers Can your long-term disability insurer pay you out a lump-sum instead of paying your monthly pre-determined long-term disability benefits?  The answer is yes, but it is not an easy solution to attain, and certainly not a solution that you can achieve on your own without the guidance of […]


Dec 24, 2018

What are Ontario’s new Distracted Driving Laws all about?

There’s new distracted driving laws that will be enforced as of January 1 2019 as a part of Bill 174 (Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act). Those caught distracted driving will face much harsher punishments than previous years – from skyrocketing fines, jacked-up demerit fines and licence suspensions are all coming […]


Dec 22, 2018

3 Minute Read from Hamilton Disability Lawyers Generally speaking, claim liability, whether through an employment group policy or an individual long term disability policy, mandates that a claimant must suffer a “total disability” in order to be entitled to long-term disability benefits. Total disability in the context of disability insurance does not mean that an […]


Dec 10, 2018

What are some common health conditions that lead to long-term disability?

3 Minute Read from Hamilton Disability Lawyers There is an array of physical and mental health conditions that can unfortunately lead to claimants being no longer in a position to continue working at their jobs and applying for disability benefits. Prior to reviewing the most common medical conditions leading to total disability, we answer some […]


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