When representing a client on a Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule claim (SABS) Jaclyn will look into her client's medical condition. She will investigate all facts that may be pertinent to her client's case.
She will investigate what types of programs would assist her client contacting appropriate medical or paramedical professionals. Jaclyn's caring, thorough approach is evident while always going that extra mile.
Only individuals who are licensed to provide legal services or who are exempt from licensing requirements under the Law Society By-Laws, can represent claimants in the dispute resolution process at FSCO.
You may be entitled to monetary compensation, if: for example;
You have been in a motor vehicle accident (M.V.A.) in Ontario and sustained a permanent, serious impairment of an important physical, mental or psychological function or a permanent
Serious disfigurement due to the negligence or fault of another driver
You have suffered a personal injury due to a fall caused by ice, unsafe construction, property debris or poor property maintenance
You have been injured at a retail or commercial location, parking lot or private property
You have been injured at your workplace or in the performance of your employment duties
You are the spouse, parent, care giver, child or sibling of a person who has been injured or fatally injured in an accident or mishap
Damages may be awarded under Ontario law to injured parties for:
Their pain, suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life
Lost wages or income and other financial losses
Costs of medications, prosthetics, therapy and necessary treatments
The costs of future medical needs, and future economic losses
Out of pocket costs and expenses
Claims by family members of injured parties who have suffered a loss of care, companionship and guidance or financial losses and costs
Strict, statutory deadlines may apply in certain circumstances.
These deadlines require injured individuals to deliver early, written notice of personal injury claims. For example, under the Ontario Municipal Act, if you have been injured on a municipal roadway or bridge in Ontario, formal written notice of your claim must be provided within ten (10) days to the municipality responsible for your injury (unless certain strict exceptions apply). If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ontario, notice of your intention to commence an action for loss or damage from bodily injury or death must be delivered to the at-fault party's insurer within 120 days of the accident, in most circumstances.
A court action must, in most circumstances, be commenced within two years of the date of an accident or injury. If the injured party is a minor, the two year period commences when age of majority is reached.
Under Ontario law, no-fault accident benefits may be available if you have been injured in motor vehicle accident. Ontario's Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) provides for various coverages to pay the costs of medical treatment, required therapy, medication costs and out of pocket expenses. Benefits are also available to partially compensate for wage and income loss. Those who are unemployed at the time of an accident may also qualify for ongoing benefit payments, pending their recovery.