City of Ottawa declares June 2012 Brain Injury Awareness Month
As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I am so pleased that our wonderful city has chosen June as Brain Injury Awareness Month. With more bicycles, motorcycles, sports, rollerblades, skateboards out during the summer months, the need for brain injury awareness is paramount. I fully support this initiative. I have so many clients suffering from a brian injury and it is heartbreaking. A brain injury is an invisible condition affecting adults and children. A brain injury is usually not recognizable and results in daily frustrations for not only the person suffering from a brain injury, but also their family and friends.
I totally believe that the Ottawa community needs to become informed about the risks of a brain injury, what to look for and the strategies for preventing a brain injury.
The daily challenges faced by someone with a brain injury and their families are often uncomprehensible unless you are in their shoes. They struugle daily to do some of the most basic life tasks, that they could once do easily.
As a community supporting those suffering from a brain injury, we need to help by sharing information, knowledge and inspiration to help improve the quality of life of brain injury victims and their families.
We have some valuable Ottawa brain injury resources such as:
Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley, The Brain Injury Association of Canada, the Vista Centre, Pathways to Independence, the Acquired Brain Injury program at the Ottawa hospital, the Ontario Brain Injury Association to name but a few….
June 2012 as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ottawa.
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth..
Before I head out to the outdoor rink with my son for a quick skate before bed, I wanted to quickly share a great safety resource with you in the hopes of reducing an accident resulting in a serious head injury and brain injury. There are far too many hockey, skating and ski accidents in adults and children that lead to serious and permanent injuries. Wearing a helmet is one very simple step to take to help protect yourself and avoid a possible head injury or brain injury. Please, please play safely out there and WEAR A HELMET !
Are you looking to purchase helmets? Safe Kids Canada and Canadian manufacturer, Seven Star Sports, are pleased to provide low-cost helmets for all sports, including cycling, skiing, snowboarding and hockey. A portion of all sales will go to supporting Safe Kids. Please feel free to share this information with family, friends and colleagues.
To place your order, visit the Safe Kids website and click on one of the PDF links, print and fill out the form and send it by e-mail to: [email protected] or by fax to: 905-574-7082.
For questions about your order, please contact Seven Star Sports directly at: 1-888-52-7STAR (7827) or 905-574-9270 .
The following helmets are available:
- Bike Gear Bicycle Helmet form
- Pro-Star Multi sport and Deluxe Helmet form
- Pro-Star Ice Hockey Helmet with Face Cage form
- Pro-Star Ice Hockey Helmet form
- Ski – Winter Sports Helmet form
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth has been helping Ontario injury victims get the help they need after a serious Ontario accident. Due to his vast experience with personal injuries, David understands the added pressure and stress associated with this personal injury. David takes his cases on contingency, which means, you don’t pay him anything, until he gets you your money. Call for a free consultation 613-978-9549. For more information, visit www.ottawainjury.ca
If you have a question, feel free to call or email [email protected]
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David Hollingsworth discusses what constitutes a personal injury in Ontario.
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…
spinal cord injury
accident amputations -loss of limbs
orthopedic injuries (broken bones)
lacerations, burns and scarring
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.