Monday, 12 March 2018
The snow and ice of winter might finally be over, but the risk of becoming the victim of a slip and fall accident remains. In fact, the nicer weather that encourages people to get outdoors and walk instead of taking the family car or public transportation increases the likelihood of slipping and falling. Falling and being injured is such a frequent occurrence that everyone needs to know what to do if they are injured.
Monday, 15 January 2018
The cold temperatures associated with a typical Ontario winter make it possible for children and adults to enjoy outdoor activities on frozen lakes and ponds. Skating, hockey and ice fishing are only a few of the activities people get to enjoy once the water freezes and it’s safe to head out onto the ice. Understanding a few basic things about ice at this time of year can go a long way toward keeping you and your children safe.
Monday, 27 November 2017
Everyone looks forward to the holiday season for its festivities and good cheer. Keeping family and friends safe should be high on the holiday wish list as people hurry about to complete last minute shopping and preparations. The holidays bring with them a higher risk of injury in the home and on the road, so taking a few precautions could help make for a healthier and safer holiday this year.
Friday, 20 October 2017
Many Ontario drivers do not have adequate liability insurance coverage due to changes in the insurance laws seven years ago reducing benefits while offering drivers the opportunity to purchase additional coverage. Sadly, a new study shows up to 25 percent of motorists are not even aware the laws changed, and only seven percent of drivers purchased extended liability insurance and only six percent opted for extra medical coverage.
Monday, 18 September 2017
The widespread belief that social media has become a part of everyday life is backed by statistics showing 3.4 billion people using social media around the world. Closer to home, almost 89 percent of the population of Canada uses the internet, and 64 percent of them have accounts on at least one social media platform. Ontario has the distinction of being the most connected province with 67 percent of its population on one or more social media platforms. The popularity of social media has a dark side when your posts are used against you in court.
Friday, 11 August 2017
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the extent to which mental illness is affecting workers in the country is shocking. Each week, more than 500,000 people are unable to work because they suffer from some form of mental illness. The cost of mental illness, according to the report, is a staggering $50 billion throughout the country. Looking at the problem from a local perspective, does not improve the picture.
Friday, 30 June 2017
The celebration of the nation’s 150th birthday promises to make this year’s Canada Day even more festive than usual with public events scheduled throughout the province of Ontario. Take a moment to review a few safety tips to help you enjoy the festivities and events while keeping yourself and others around you safe.
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Whether you or a loved one are injured in a slip-and-fall on someone’s property, in a car accident or attacked by your neighbor’s dog, you will have to deal with insurance company investigators and claims adjusters to be compensated. Chances are the person you speak to at the insurance company about your claim will be friendly, engaging and appear to be sympathetic toward your plight, but the person’s primary goal is to protect and safeguard the interests of the insurance company for which he or she works.
Friday, 28 April 2017
Being on the road means being alert of your surroundings at all times. This is extremely important in the event that emergency vehicles are coming up from the other direction, next to you or are needing to move through a stop light while you are currently sitting there. Most people in Canada understand that the first thing they are supposed to do if they hear emergency sirens is to pull over to the right and stop right away.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
If your business is using a drone for commercial purposes, you’re in good company. However, it’s important for you to know that your traditional business liability policy will not cover any claims related to the drone or your use of the drone for commercial purposes.