Ontario Law Regarding Injuries Resulting from Unsafe Products

by admin on June 28, 2010

Injuries Resulting from Unsafe Products

We all depend on the safety of the products we use each day. We are entitled to expect that all things we use, including the cars we drive, the clothes we wear and the food we eat, are designed, tested, manufactured, produced and distributed in a way that protects us from harm.

Sometimes things go wrong. In Ontario, the law protects us from dangerous products. Consumers who suffer injury caused by a dangerous product can claim compensation from those responsible.

In Ontario, dangerous product injury victims who suffer serious and permanent injuries can recover damages compensating them for all of their losses, including their pain and suffering, their past and future lost income, their extraordinary future health care and home maintenance costs, and their out of pocket expenses.

Time limits govern when you must notify the responsible parties that you intend to bring a claim and they govern when you must start your claim for compensation. These time limits can restrict your rights to recover your losses. Not everyone is entitled to claim compensation from the person who caused the accident. Each claim is different. Determining whether a product is unsafe, assessing whether it caused your injury, identifying those responsible and assessing the value of your claim requires analysis by an experienced Toronto personal injury lawyer.

You can make a claim for personal injury compensation if you suffered an injury which was caused or contributed to by someone else’s carelessness. The other person may be responsible for your injury either because they did something or failed to do something which resulted in your injury.

Many people think that they can only recover personal injury compensation when they are involved in an automobile collision. This is not true. Compensation can be recovered in the event that you suffer an injury as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing, including: – a snowmobile collision – a boating injury – a slip and fall injury – an injury resulting from a dangerous place or activity – an injury resulting from an unsafe product – medical malpractice – an assault – an animal attack. It is important that you review the circumstances surrounding your injury with a skilled Toronto personal injury lawyer.

We will review with you the facts leading to your injury and explain your rights. Personal injuries include physical and psychological injuries. The law does not distinguish between injuries we can see and those that are not visible.

The law is concerned with compensating people for their losses, however they are caused. If the injury took place while you were working, then special rules apply. You may be required to make a claim through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Speak with us.

We will assess your case for free and let you know whether you are entitled to make a claim. You can still make a claim even if you are partly responsible for your injury.

The law will apportion fault between you and the other persons. You will recover compensation calculated according to the other person’s degree of fault. If your injury involved an automobile, then, in addition to your claim for personal injury compensation, you can also recover benefits from your own insurance company.

You are entitled to these benefits, regardless of whether you or someone else caused the collision. These benefits are often called no-fault or accident benefits.


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