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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on March 16th, 2013
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. I hope you have all had a safe and happy March break and I wanted to wish those celebrating St.Patrick’s day tonight or tomorrow a safe and happy celebration. The Ottawa Police, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are helping keep our roads safe by aiming to reduce Ontario accidents by watching out for drivers who have been drinking. There will be several road checks (RIDE programs) all around Ottawa and surrounding areas that will be will conduct several checks to ensure drivers are not driving impaired. Last St.Patrick’s day, close to 800 drivers were pulled over and checked. 3 drivers were impaired and arrested,and another driver had their license revoked. We need to have ZERO impaired drivers on our roads. This year , the Ottawa Police are doubling their number of checkpoints in an effort to eliminate all accidents relating to impaired driving. The main goal of this program is to prevent and eliminate accidents, deaths and serious injuries in the City Ottawa by changing culture, community engagement, and developing safe transportation. Drinking and driving is not an option. The options are abstaining from alcohol, taxis, buses, designated drivers, walking, or sleeping over. Please, please don’t drink and drive, plan ahead. Enjoy St. Patrick’s day in a safe and happy way.
Thank y0u for visiting our site. Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates are dedicated to ensuring that all clients get the help, support and maximum compensation following an Ontario accident. We are from Ottawa and love Ottawa and want to keep it safe. Visit our site www.ottawainjury.ca for more information relating to Ottawa accidents, Ontario insurance , personal injury or events in our community. Contact us at email@example.com or call (613) 978-9549
Ottawa St. Patrick’s day. Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates
Ontario Car Insurance Claims and Accident Benefits. Who can access Ontario benefits?
- Income Replacement: Just like it says…the income replacement benefit compensates for lost income/wages.
- Non-earner benefit: The non-earner benefit applies when you are unable to carry on a “normal life” and do not qualify for either an Income Replacement benefit or Caregiver benefit.
- Caregiver benefits: Compensation for expenses incurred when a member of your home needs care and someone is hired to care for them because you no longer can.
- Medical benefits: Covers medical expenses that occurred as a result of the injury.
- Rehabilitation benefits: Covers rehabilitation expenses incurred as a result of an injury.
- Attendant Care benefits: Covers some of the expense incurred by hiring an aide or attendant.
- Compensation for Other Expenses: These accident benefits pay for some expenses such as monies put out by family members costs in being with you during visitation and recovery. Often times some housekeeping and home maintenance is also covered , as well as lost or damaged articles during accident. ie: computer in car etc…
- Death benefits: Family members may collect this accident benefit on behalf of a deceased family member.
- Funeral benefits: These accident benefits help cover funeral expenses.
There are many more Ontario accident benefits available to Ontario drivers. If you are unsure of whether or not you are receiving everything you are entitled to from your Ontario insurance company, it is best you consult with an Ontario injury lawyer. We meet daily with people and walk them through their best options.
Often times all they need is a little advice. Unfortunately most insurance companies will not tell you unless you ask and most people don’t know what to ask for. We know Ontario accident benefits inside and out we have experienced staff who specialize in Ontario accident benefits. We can help.
We are experienced Ottawa injury lawyers dedicated to helping all Ontario residents get the help, support and maximum compensation they require after suffering an injury in an Ontario accident . Visit our website at www.ottawainjury.ca for information relating to Ottawa accidents, insurance claims in Ontario , personal injury or events in the Ottawa community. If you have a question, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 978-9549.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on February 5th, 2013
Personal Injury Lawyers Ottawa Ontario. We are proud to have been able to help another Ontario accident victim. Last month, we help a 41 year old woman receive $125 000.00 in compensation for lower back pain and a bulging disk after she slipped and fell on private property. We were able to step in for her and take over the claim with the insurance company who finally agreed to a much larger sum of compensation. Although our client will continue to suffer from her personal injuries, she will be able to receive some medical support and financial compensation. Our client was so thankful for our help and we were pleased to be able to secure and exceed the compensation she was hoping for.
In Ontario, we have so many slip and fall accidents daily. Some have very few consequences and others have devastating personal injuries. Sadly, our climate plays a huge role in Ontario slip and fall accidents. We have very cold and extreme temperatures and consequently our roads, sidewalks and pathways are not always safe. As a property owner it is your job to ensure your property is as safe as possible. This means salting, clearing, moping or whatever it takes to try to ensure that no one is at risk while on your property.
If you are unsure of your responsibilities as a property owner or if you have slipped and injured yourself and have a question, feel free to email me email@example.com
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Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth explains maximum award for pain and suffering compensation in Ontario.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Personal Injury Claims on January 30th, 2013
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Compensation for Pain and Suffering in Ontario
Ontario Insurance. There are two types of damage compensation in Ontario: pecuniary damages and non-pecuniary. Pecuniary damages can be calculated and non-pecuniary damages cannot be calculated.
Damages for Pain and Suffering in Ontario (Non-Pecuniary Damages)
Most serious accidents in Ontario result in personal injury and pain. There is the obvious pain suffered immediately following the accident, the pain following the treatment of the injury (ie surgery, physio etc..) and then there is the ongoing pain that can last for weeks, months, years or throughout one’s life following an accident. In many cases, a serious injury may never fully heal, leaving accident victims with a life long pain problem. Thankfully the Ontario insurance regime compensates accident victims for pain and suffering.
In Ontario, the amount awarded for pain and suffering varies depending on the situation. Some factors that help determine the maximum amount of compensation for pain and suffering are:
- the severity of the injury
- the length of time it should take the injury to fully heal
- treatment required to treat the personal injury (ie surgery required?)
- hospitalization? rehabilitation? how long?
- the physical and emotional damage that the injury has caused now and moving forward
- pre-existing injuries
I will be honest, it is difficult to sue for pain and suffering after a car accident claim in Ontario. We have however had great success in helping our accident victims get the maximum amount of compensation for pain and suffering.
Nowadays, in order to sue for pain and suffering, your injuries need to meet a legal threshold . The legal threshold must show a serious and permanent impairment of an important bodily function. This impairment can be viewed in many ways . To keep things simple, it basically means that you cannot work, be a caregiver, or participate in normal activities of daily living as a result of your pain and suffering.
Also, to receive compensation for pain and suffering , your injuries must be permanent. What makes this particularly difficult is the fact that it is sometimes tricky to show that an injury is permanent without waiting for at least a year after the accident . Accident victims are struggling throughout this year and it is difficult to try to rebuild a new life without knowing what lies ahead.
In order to claim compensation for pain and suffering in Ontario, the personal injuries suffered in or after the accident must be proven to the courts,should the insurance company try to deny compensation. Unfortunately, in most cases, that’s exactly what they will try to do. As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I find this to be so disturbing as often times people with “invisible” injuries are the people who need the compensation the most .That is why I take all pain and suffering claims in Ontario very seriously. I see how much pain people are in and how they have lost their everyday life to an accident. I do everything I can to really help these accident victims.
Ontario Insurance: Pain and Suffering Claims Deductible
Not only to pain and suffering claims need to be a specific threshold in Ontario, the Ontario government has also legislated that they surpass a $30,000 deductible for pain and suffering claims. Sadly,what this translates to for accident victims is that they do not receive the first $30,000 in compensation; however, this deductible does not apply to injury claims where the pain and suffering damages exceed $100,000. As an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer, this is where I can truly help. The system is not fair and that is why experienced personal injury lawyers can make all the difference.
If you have suffered and are continuing to suffer from an accident, we can help you. You are not alone. Our dedicated team of Ottawa personal injury lawyers can help you get through these difficult times. We know you need financial compensation,as well as emotional. We have all the resources you need are we are here to help. For more information ,visit us at www.ottawainjury.ca
David Hollingsworth is an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer who specializes in Ontario personal injury and insurance claims. Since 1999, David has built one of the top Ottawa personal injury lawyers teams.You can reach him at (613) 978-9549 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates…We were delighted to be able to help an Ottawa woman receive close to $250 000 last month . Our client is employed as a nurse and was driving one day when she was hit by a driver who was impaired. Our client thankfully was able to have a successful knee surgery; however chronic pain and psychological issues resulted from her injuries. Our client was very grateful for our help and we were happy that we were able to help her and her family in any way we could. As Ottawa personal injury lawyers, we help hundreds of people every year get the support not only financially , but emotional support as well. Accidents are life altering and can impact significantly on people’s lives. We know how to help with the difficulties and stresses associated with an accident and injuries. We helped this woman and we are here to help others. I f you have a question about an injury you have sustained, insurance claims in Ontario, personal injury compensation or the law surrounding Ontario personal injury, feel free to contact us at www.ottawainjury.ca Every question matters to us.
We are Ottawa personal injury lawyers dedicated to ensuring that all Ontario residents get the help, support and maximum compensation they require after suffering an injury in an Ontario accident . Visit our website for information relating to Ottawa accidents, insurance claims in Ontario , personal injury or events in the Ottawa community. If you have a question, contact us at email@example.com or call (613) 978-9549.
Ottawa personal injury lawyers get 64 year old woman compensation for chronic pain and psychological issues
Maximum compensation for pain and suffering in Ontario…As Ottawa personal injury lawyers, we were very pleased to have been able to help another Ottawa accident victim get the help and compensation she needed following a serious accident. “BH” was 64 years old at the time of her accident. She was rear ended by another car and didn’t see it coming. The result was drastic. She suffered very serious and permanent injuries including chronic pain and psychological issues. Her tort claim alone settled out of court for $285 000. The Ontario Accident Benefits side of her file is ongoing and she continues to receive all the accident benefits she needs each month . We are so pleased to be able to help her throughout these very difficult days in her life.
We are Ottawa personal injury lawyers who devote ourselves to helping Ontario accident victims. Unfortunately insurance companies won’t always be the ones to tell you your rights and what you are entitled to and that’s where we can come in. We are some of Ottawa’s top Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers . We know exactly what you are entitled to and we will get it for you. The last thing one needs after an accident is to be worried about dealing with an insurance company that may be looking out for their own interests.
For more information that relates to personal injury, visit our website www.ottawainjury.ca .
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on December 23rd, 2012
Personal Injury Lawyers Ottawa Ontario, David Hollingsworth and associates…I wanted to take a minute and thank you all for following our blog. The holidays are here and it’s a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. I hope everyone has a chance to find some time to relax over the next few days. If you are out celebrating, please do not drink and drive. Please find another way home: designate a driver, sleep over or call a taxi or driving service.
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Have a great holiday season and all the best in 2013 !
Love, our team at www.ottawainjury.ca
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Ottawa accident Bank Street sends 2 to hospital with personal injuries. Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth reports.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on October 23rd, 2012
Personal Injury Lawyers in Ottawa Ontario..A car accident involving 2 vehicles occurred yesterday afternoon at the corner of Bank Street and Park Lane just before 12:30 p.m. One accident victim was trapped in each car, but thankfully Ottawa rescue crews were able to remove them and send them to an Ottawa hospital to be treated for personal injuries.
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Personal Injury Claims on October 11th, 2012
Ontario Accident Benefits: Income Replacement Benefit
Are you entitled to Income Replacement Benefits ? If you suffer personal injury and are unable to work, you may be entitled to income replacement benefits through your Ontario accident benefits. Income replacement benefits in Ontario are partial compensation and are only available if you cannot fully return to work because of the injuries caused in the accident.
What are the criteria for income replacement benefits ? Income replacement benefits are only available to accident victims who were employed at the time of the accident or depending on the circumstances, during the year before the accident. Typically, income replacement benefits are paid out every 2 weeks and partially cover any lost income as the result of an Ontario accident. Income replacement benefits are typically paid up to 104 weeks after it is identified that the injury has prevented a return to work.
What must be established to receive income replacement benefits? To receive income replacement benefits in Ontario, it must be established that the injured suffered physical or psychological impairments as a result of the accident and that they are unable to work. You must also establish that you were employed or self-employed at the time of the accident or that you worked at least 26 of the 52 weeks prior to the accident. In certain cases, income replacement benefits can also be collected if the injured was collecting Employment Insurance (EI) benefits at the time of the accident.
When can you start collecting income replacement benefits ? After the first week of your disability you can begin to be compensated.
How are income replacement benefits calculated? Income replacement benefits are calculated by taking 70% of your gross income, minus income replacement assistance payable from other sources (employer), to a maximum of $400 per week. If you continue to qualify for income replacement benefits after 104 weeks, your minimum weekly income replacement benefit then drops to $185.
Is there extra coverage for income replacement benefits? Hopefully you opted for additional coverage. Yes, this is an added expense, but an expense that pays off , should you need it. Additional income replacement benefits pay up to $600, $800 or $1,000 per week , depending on when you purchased your additional coverage.
Can I receive income replacement benefits if I am self-employed? If you are self-employed at the time of your accident, income replacement benefits are based on income earned in the past 52 weeks; or the last fiscal year completed prior to the accident.
Can I receive income replacement benefits if I am unemployed? If you are unemployed at the time of the accident and receiving Employment Insurance benefits, or had been working at least 26/52 weeks before the accident, the income replacement benefits are based on income earned in the 52 weeks before the collision inclusive of your Employment Insurance benefits.
Can I receive income replacement benefits if I am over 65 years old? If you are over the age of 65, income replacement benefits are paid up to 208 weeks. If you turn 65 while receiving income replacement benefits, the benefit is converted to a lifetime pension at a reduced rate.
The laws surrounding income replacement benefits in Ontario can be confusing. It is always best that you consult an Ottawa personal injury lawyer to answer any questions you may have.
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Ottawa accident Queensway results in shoulder and abdominal injury and sends 2 toddlers to hospital.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on August 20th, 2012
|Personal Injury Lawyers Ottawa Ontario David Hollingsworth and Associates..A woman and 2 very young children are in Ottawa hospitals following an accident on Ottawa’s Queensway, or highway 417, east of Panmure Road at about 9 a.m. on yesterday morning. Ottawa rescue crews were able to free a 27 year old woman, and 2 children : a 3 year old and an 18 month old. The driver is being treated for a severe shoulder injury and abdominal pain. Thankfully, the toddlers were unharmed, but brought to hospital for precautionary measures.
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