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What is a personal injury? Compensation for injuries in Ontario.

David Hollingsworth discusses what constitutes a personal injury in Ontario.

accident benefits insurance

What is a personal injury ? What compensation for injuries is here in Ontario? Does a personal injury automatically result in compensation? A personal injury may be so severe that it is obvious, while others are not. Some personal injuries are harder to see, yet may be equally as painful and life-changing. The following are some of the more common personal injuries, but do not include all…

motor vehicle accident injuries- car accidents, motorcycle accidents, boat accident, ATV accidents, snowmobile accidents, etc..
paraplegia
quadriplegia

spinal cord injury 

accident amputations -loss of  limbs 

brain injuries 

head injury 

whiplash injury 

orthopedic injuries (broken bones) 

lacerations, burns and scarring 

chronic pain 

fibromyalgia 

chronic fatigue 

pain and suffering 

other injuries resulting from an accident

Navigating the insurance process can be confusing. Although these are some of the more common injuries we see, it’s important to note that not all injuries are the same severity and compensation amounts vary. For example, one person may suffer from chronic pain and still be able to work and resume some of the life activities they once enjoyed before their accident.  Another person may suffer a chronic pain injury and not be able to return to work and their life is forever changed.

The amount of compensation in Ontario to which an Ontario accident victim is entitled to varies.  There are a number of factors that go into determining compensation in Ontario such as severity of injury (physical, mental and psychological), future care and medical needs, loss of past and future income, need for ongoing house-keeping assistance, attendant care and caregiving to which you are entitled to.  Experienced Ontario personal injury lawyers work directly with medical doctors, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, other treating health practitioners to  support you and ensure you are getting everything that  is needed.

 

 

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