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Photo: Car Accident While at Work

Car Accident in the Course of Employment: WSIB or Lawsuit? by Patricia Santucci

Should you pursue a WSIB claim or lawsuit if you’re injured in a car accident while in the Course of Employment? I am often asked what happens when someone is injured in a car accident while in the course of his/her employment. Sometimes an injured person has the right to sue, sometimes not. In this […]

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Pedestrian vs Automobile

Pedestrians and Cyclists Among Hamilton’s Most Vulnerable – Have You Been a Victim? by Patricia Santucci

Pedestrians and cyclists are particularly vulnerable when travelling on busy streets. This is especially so in the City of Hamilton. According to new data from the Social Planning and Research Council, Hamilton is the second most dangerous City in Ontario to be a pedestrian. As a resident of this city, you might be shocked to […]

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If you become unable to work, will you have any, or enough financial resources to never have to work again?

Do I really need long term disability coverage? by Patricia Santucci

Hopefully, you will never find yourself in the position of suffering with a long term disability or illness but it is important to protect yourself and your family against such an event. I am often asked by people “Do I really need Long Term Disability Insurance ?”  Although, I am a personal injury/disability litigator and […]

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Photo: Family with disabled child and parent walking outdoors

Family and Disability Discrimination by Patricia Santucci

Know Your Disability Insurance Rights We often think about long term disability within the context of a disease, work related injury or motor vehicle accident. Sometimes, the illness or injury of another person, such as having to care for a sick child or parent, can cause you to become disabled. Research shows that parents caring […]

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Photo: Woman injured after a car accident wondering what to do next

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer by Patricia Santucci

Definition of personal injury According to Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary, personal injury is a legal term for an injury not to property, but to the body, mind, or emotions. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of lawsuit on behalf of someone whose injury has been caused by the negligence of […]

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