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The impact of a spinal cord injury

If you or a loved one suffers a spinal cord injury, you can expect this to change your life in many ways. While some of these injuries can be healed over time, most result in some level of permanent damage. As a result, the patient will require ongoing treatment.

Spinal cord injuries can be the result of the following:

Honda Canada discusses expanded recalls

Honda Motor Co. is one of the most popular automakers in the world. The company sells its vehicles, including the Civic and Accord, to consumers from one side of the globe to the next.

In North America, Honda has a long standing reputation for reliability. Unfortunately, this has come under fire as of late, thanks to its use of Takata air bag inflators.

The cause and result of a traumatic brain injury

When you suffer any type of brain injury, there is a chance it could alter your life forever. This is particularly true in the event of a traumatic brain injury. Your ability to take care of yourself and your family could be compromised. Furthermore, you may not be able to return to work.

There are many causes of a traumatic brain injury. For example, this could be the result of a motor vehicle accident. The same holds true for a slip and fall or sports accident.

Reasonable Notice for 26 Year Secretary is 21 Months

Background - An Employer's Responsibility

An employer's responsibility is to provide reasonable notice of termination to a long-term employee, if the termination is 'without cause'.

Termination or firing 'for cause' might include such offences or breaches of the employment contract such as theft or dishonesty. 

But assuming this there are no human rights code violations or discriminatory practices, generally an employer is entitled to terminate or fire an employee, but the employer will have to provide reasonable notice or pay severance in lieu of notice. 

Ontario hopes new legislation prevents on the road accidents

The recent passing of the Making Ontario's Roads Safer Act will go a long way in ensuring that Ontario roadways are among the safest in the country.

In an attempt to prevent motor vehicle accidents and related injuries and deaths, the act will do the following, plus more:

Many traumatic brain injury patients later readmitted

It is easy to believe that treatment for a traumatic brain injury ends when the patient is cleared by a medical professional and discharged from the hospital. However, a recent study by Canadian researchers, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, shows that this is not true.

The study took into account approximately 30,000 patients discharged from Ontario hospitals after treatment for a traumatic brain injury.

Vehicle technology can help prevent accidents

Automakers realize the importance of manufacturing safe vehicles. With the help of advanced technology, these companies have been able to improve in this area with each passing year.

There is nothing automakers can do to prevent all accidents. There will always be times when a person makes the wrong decision on the road, thus leading to an accident that involves one or more vehicle.

What are the costs of spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury can change a person's life forever. Not only can this lead to paralysis, but it can have a negative impact on the injured party's finances.

The good thing is this: medicine and technology have come a long way. This means that anybody who suffers a spinal cord injury is able to get some type of treatment that allows him or her to improve his or her life and have a better outlook for the future.

Declining winter road care: a safety question?

Our mobile society is out and about on Ontario roads every day, rain or shine—or snow. Most drivers are safety-conscious and yet, motor vehicle accidents still happen. Sometimes, they can be caused by someone's carelessness, distraction or drunk driving. Other times, road conditions are to blame for the car wreck.

Recent reports explain the potential safety issue local drivers may have faced in the past and might continue to face next winter. The Auditor General reportedly found service levels performed by snow removal contractors have declined. She further reports that snow and ice removal equipment isn't sufficient to handle the job.

Compensation for amputation and disfigurement

There are many types of incidents that can result in amputation and/or disfigurement, including, but not limited to: motor vehicle accidents, sports accidents, and medical malpractice.

Not only are these serious, but they are also permanent. When a person suffers from an amputation or disfigurement, he or she will be forced to change their life in a number of ways.