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August 14, 2017

If you've been injured on the job, you have certain rights provided by law. In Canada, you are entitled to recover benefits under the workers' compensation program. However, it's important to take the proper actions after your injury to safeguard your ability to recover the benefits to which you're entitled.

After a workplace injury, you should always take the following steps:

  • Report the injury to your supervisor - You should always inform your supervisor that you've been injured as soon as possible. Your supervisor should have you fill out a form in order to document the accident and the nature of your...
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July 31, 2017

Food poisoning is unfortunately a fairly common occurrence, whether it resulted from an improperly cooked meal at home, a restaurant, or a contaminated food item bought at the grocery store or a farmer's market. While food poisoning is never a pleasant experience, there are some things to keep in mind before deciding to sue.

How Severe Was Your Food Poisoning?

If you were in and out of the bathroom for a day with no real lasting damage done, it may not be worth the time and expense to sue. On the other hand, if you were hospitalized and had to miss a significant amount of work, then you may be able to...

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July 17, 2017

Summer is in full swing. It's a beautiful time of the year in the Hamilton area, and hopefully you're enjoying all of the great activities that summer has to offer. While spending a lot of time outdoors provides many benefits to your body, it can also create many hazards that can lead to serious injuries. In order to ensure that your summer endeavors are safe as well as fun, the attorneys at Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers have compiled some important safety tips to keep in mind.

The sun is extremely strong during the summer months. This can increase your risk of a serious sunburn and make exposure to harmful UV rays even more...

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July 13, 2017

Summer in Ontario is beautiful, and there are lots of fun outdoor activities to make your summer active and enjoyable. But it’s always important to remember that injuries can and will occur when participating in outdoor activities. Do you have the proper safety knowledge to reduce the risk of these accidents and injuries?

At Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers, we want you to have a safe and fun summer. We’ve created the following infographic to help ensure you’re following the proper safety precautions when enjoying outdoor activities this summer.

If you’ve suffered a personal injury caused by the negligence of another...

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June 29, 2017

Summertime provides many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. While these activities can be fun for the entire family, they also present serious dangers and risks. At Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers, we want you to have an active, enjoyable, and safe summer. We’ve created the following quiz to test your knowledge of summer safety practices. We encourage you to take the quiz below to see how well you know these important safety tips.

If you’ve suffered a personal injury caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. You can learn about your rights and options by speaking...

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June 27, 2017

If you're an Ontario resident and you're injured by the negligent actions of another in your home province, the process is fairly straightforward. You will file your case in Ontario and work with an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer who can fight for the compensation you deserve. But what happens if your accident occurred in a different province? Will your case need to be filed in the jurisdiction where the accident occurred or can you still file in Ontario?

The answer to these questions is somewhat complex. Ontario courts will evaluate these situations on a case by case basis. The court will consider the following factors...

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June 07, 2017

Step 1: Know what you don’t know.

In all likelihood, your auto insurance policy has renewed since June 1, 2016 or is about to. You may be more or less aware of some changes that were made to the standard insurance coverage.  

Accident Benefits were designed to help people get better and return to normal life after being injured in a motor vehicle collision.  

Did you know, that the trade-off for having access to accident benefits is that the government has restricted access to the courts for injured people?

What do you need to know about auto insurance changes in 2010 and 2016?

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June 05, 2017

Riding a motorcycle can be an amazing, rewarding experience - but it's incredibly important to ride safely. A helmet is a key piece of gear for any motorbike rider, whether casual or hardcore. The right helmet can be the difference between a comfortable ride or a painful one, and more importantly, can be the difference between a safe ride and a life threatening one. That's why we've put together this guide to choosing the right motorcycle helmet.

Finding the Best Fitting Motorcycle Helmet

The first step in finding a good helmet is ensuring proper fit. An ill-fitting helmet is going to be uncomfortable, even painful, and it won't...

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May 24, 2017

Very few experiences are as exhilarating as cruising the open road on a motorcycle. However, the lack of protection afforded by these vehicles places you at risk of suffering devastating injuries if you’re involved in a collision.

The attorneys at Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers want you to enjoy riding your motorcycle to the fullest and in order for that to happen, it’s important that you take the necessary safety precautions to avoid a serious motorcycle accident. We’ve created the following infographic to highlight some of the most common motorcycle accidents and provide some tips on how to reduce the risk that they will happen...

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April 12, 2017

If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to recover compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it’s important to understand that in Ontario, there are specific filing deadlines, called statutes of limitations, which apply to these cases. Failure to file your case before the appropriate deadline can jeopardize your ability to recover compensation for the loss of your loved one.

In Ontario, you generally have 2 years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a claim. However, the time limit is significantly shorter when a claim is being brought against a municipality or...

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