Additional Ontario accident benefits. What are dependant care benefits?

What are dependant care benefits ?

If you have been in an accident in Ontario, navigating the Ontario accident benefit forms can be a very confusing and stressful thing to do. You may not know which benefits your are entitled to and need help accessing all the right Ontario accident benefits. Dependant Care Benefit is an Ontario accident benefit that you may be entitled to.

When can you claim dependant care benefits?

This is an optional accident benefit and can only be claimed if you were working at the time of your accident,  you are not receiving the caregiver accident benefit, and have are having to pay for additional childcare expenses because of your accident . If accessing optional dependant care benefits, you may be entitled to up to $75 each week for your first dependant and $25 for each additional dependant after that. Navigating an Ontario insurance claim can be tricky and that is why it is best to consult with us first to make sure you are on the right track. you may not need an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, you may just need advice.  We can help you with that.  We can sit down with you and lay out your options or if you prefer, we can email you the options. If you have a question, let our injury team know and we would be happy to help.

David Hollingsworth and his personal injury lawyer Ottawa team

David Hollingsworth is a top Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer . Along with his injury team, they dedicate themselves to ensuring that Ontario drivers, passengers, riders and pedestrians receive all the help, support and maximum compensation following an accident in Ontario. For more information relating to Ottawa accidents, Ontario insurance , personal injury or events in our community, contact us at www.ottawainjury.ca or email david@ottawainjury.ca or call (613) 978-9549


Are you entitled to income replacement benefits after your accident in Ontario ?

What are Ontario income replacement benefits ?

If you have been in an accident in Ontario, one of the first calls you may make after you have taken care of yourself is likely to your insurance company.  You will need to make this call within 7 days if possible. This early reporting will help significantly when it comes time to settling your claim. If you are unable to work because of your accident,  you will likely be eligible for basic weekly income replacement benefits.

How much can you receive for income replacement benefits?

These benefits will add up to 70% of your gross income , to a limit of $400 per week.  There are options to top up your insurance by purchasing additional insurance coverage.  Optional income replacement benefits can increase the  maximum weekly pay out on income replacement benefits to $600, $800 or $1,000, depending on how much optional accident benefits coverage you purchase. I know that paying additional premiums on top of already high insurance rates seems ridiculous; however, if you ever need to access these benefits ,you really need them and would never regret your purchase. Depending on your income level, topping  up your Ontario accident income replacement benefits makes a lot of sense.

If you are unsure of whether or not you are accessing all of your Ontario accident benefits and needs some advice, please contact our lawyers and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Besides income replacement benefits, there are many other benefits that you are most likely entitled to but not accessing through your insurance company.  A free consultation with a personal injury lawyer can be very beneficial. In your meeting you will learn of all the Ontario accident benefits available and which are available to you and which are available to your family members as well. Your accident impacts you but it also has a direct impact on your family members and this can be compensated. We highly suggest you get informed.

 


How to know if the ice is safe while snowmobiling in Ontario.

Avoiding Snowmobile Accidents

Did you know that an average of 40 people visit an emergency department for injury resulting from a snowmobile accident in Ontario ? The weather is warming up slightly and I wanted to remind snowmobile drivers of the dangers of crossing water at this time of year.  I know most snowmobile riders are experienced and  know when it is safe to cross but given the number of accidents each year, I figured a reminder might be timely.

Please be sure to always check ice  conditions before venturing out , as we all know conditions  change in just a couple of hours.  A buoyant snowmobile suit is always best to wear while riding on frozen lakes or rivers. Please always bring an  ice pick with you and make sure it is always accessible. Your stopping distance increases  when travelling on ice, so slow down. If you must go on ice, ride on ice that is new, hard and clear. Always avoid all ice that is slushy, or close to moving water.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation Speed Limits for snowmobiles:

50 km/h – on snowmobile trails
20 km/h – on roads where the speed limit is 50 km/h or less
50 km/h
– on roads where the speed limit is over 50 km/h

Hopefully we can have fewer snowmobile accidents this year and all riders can continue to enjoy their sports safely !

If you have been injured in a snowmobile accident and want to know which accident benefits you are entitled to, contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation. We represent people throughout eastern Ontario who have been injured and are highly experienced in the nuances of snowmobile accidents. We have helped thousands of others and we can help you.