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Monthly Archives: June 2015

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:

— Motor vehicle accident

— ATV accident

— Slip and fall

— Medical malpractice

— Sports accidents

In the most serious of situations, a spinal cord injury will cause quadriplegia, paraplegia or complete paralysis.… Continue Reading


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.

According to recent reports, American Honda is in the process of recalling approximately 1.39 million vehicles to replace a potentially defective air bag.… Continue Reading


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.… Continue Reading


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.… Continue Reading


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:

— Increase penalties for distracting driving. The current range for such a crime is $60 to $500. New laws will call for fines ranging from $300 to $1,000.

— Introduce ideas to best deal with repeat offenders of driving while under the influence of alcohol.… Continue Reading