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Kalsi and Associates Offers Services in Claiming Short and Long Term Disability Benefits

Kalsi and Associates Offers Services in Claiming Short and Long Term Disability Benefits

Contact: 1-844-905-2993

Email: info@kalsilaw.com

Accidents and health problems can sometimes create a permanent problem in your life by causing disability. Both short term and long term disabilities are crippling and can make individuals incapable of working or holding a job. At such times of distress what you need is a short term or long term disability benefits that can help you manage your finances and sort out your priorities.

If you have purchased an insurance plan that covers short- and long-term disabilities, you may be entitle to a compensation at the time of your highest needs. It is not always easy to deal with insurance companies and get the money that you rightly deserve. This is where Kalsi and Associates personal injury lawyers can help you with the process and make claiming and disbursal a hassle free process.

Difference Between Long Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance

A short-term disability insurance covers the expenses for a short period of time, in most cases for six months. Some benefits might go up to one year. Employers usually pay for short term insurance policies and when they don’t, the employees have to rely on Employment Insurance provided by the government.

Long term disability is when an individual is considered completely unable to return to work. Depending on the policy you have purchased, the policy will cover your income, medical treatment and rehabilitation. Long term disability benefits can be received till 65 years of age and the amount of benefits is reduced if you get disability benefits from other sources like Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

Claiming a disability benefit is often a lengthy and confusing process. If you or someone in your family has suffered any kind of disability and would like to claim your benefits, you can get in touch with a personal injury or disability lawyer at Kalsi and Associates who can guide you through the enitre process.

Call Kalsi and Associates personal injury lawyers on 1(844) 905-2993 and book a FREE consultation, today.

Kalsi and Associates Can Help You Get a Fair Compensation For Your Personal Injury Claims Litigation

Kalsi and Associates Can Help You Get a Fair Compensation For Your Personal Injury Claims Litigation

The Law Office at Kalsi and Associates is proud to announce that it provides personal injury litigation services related to accidents across Ontario. The office is also offering a FREE consultation for personal injury cases.

Many times, victims of an unfortunate incidence have to suffer from gross injustice at the hands of insurance companies who pay them an unfair amount against their claims. In order to avoid such unfair treatment, accident victims should hire a professional team of personal injury lawyers like Kalsi and Associates in Ontario and Upper Toronto.

The team at Kalsi and Associates works within the deadlines of personal injury cases. The collect the relevant information of the case and will also take the responsibility of dealing with all the forms needed in the process. Kalsi and Associates ensure that the victim receives a fair compensation in minimum possible time.

Kalsi and Associates is a team of legal professional lawyers who handle numerous types of personal injury cases and claims. They practice solely in the area of personal injury and provide their services to clients throughout Ontario. The lawyers, paralegals and other support staff provide quality service while striving to provide quick and fair resolutions.

Call Brampton personal injury lawyers, Kalsi & Associates, at 1-844-905-2993.

Falls are one of the Top Reasons Canadians are Getting Injured

Source:

Global News
The Global And Mail
Huffington Post

Accidental falls have been stated to be the most common cause of injury in Canada by the Canadian Institute for Health Insurance. These often lead to a trip to the emergency department and occasionally the injuries are severe. In 2017, it was reported that 1800 people rushed to ED after sustaining a fall and out of these, 417 people needed to stay overnight at the hospital. Elderly people were the ones with severe injuries while children and young adults were also recorded.

Injuries caused by slip and fall increase during the winter season because of snow, ice, and other slippery conditions. Although the government of Canada tries to do its best to maintain non-slipper sidewalks and other surfaces but even a single patch can make an individual fall down and break a bone.

Most Common Injuries after Slip and Fall

The most common types of injuries sustained after a slip and fall accident in Canada are:

1. Head injury
2. Broken lower leg and ankle
3. Broken hip

Hip injuries happen very commonly when a person falls down while walking but this problem is very serious for seniors because, at their age, they lack the physical strength to completely heal and may end up with a lifelong problem. Complications related to hip injury can be fatal too.

Reduce the Risk of Falling

Falling happens by accident and there isn’t much you can do to protect yourself. Nonetheless, there are few precautions that will keep you safe in the winters:

1. Wear shoes with deep treads during winter to reduce your chances of slipping.
2. Be careful while going down the stairs and if it’s wet, hold on to the handrail.
3. Pay attention to the floor you are walking on and if it’s wet/icy be extra cautious.
4. Try to avoid walking on cracked sidewalks and poorly maintained walkways.

Kalsi and Associates is a team of legal professionals who can guide individuals with their personal injury through slip and fall litigation. They can help you with most types of personal injuries including catastrophic accident litigation, slip and fall, motor vehicle accident and claims related to them. The team at Kalsi and Associates personal injury lawyers strives to protect the rights of the clients while staying committed to providing justice and a fair compensation.

Pedestrian Dead, Driver Sought After in Ontario Hit and Run Case

Source:

CTV News

Peel Regional Police say that a man has died after an alleged hit and run in Mississauga, Ontario. According to the police, the said incident happened on Friday evening, i.e. on 30th of November, 2018. It is believed that the 54-year-old man was crossing the road when he was hit by a car. He died on the spot because of his injuries.

Police has said that the person driving the car did not stop and fled the scene. They are on a lookout now and are looking for a red colored Dodge Challenger manufactured in 2017 or 2018. This vehicle is also missing the right side mirror. The Police have also mentioned that the car is damaged on the right side, including the headlight and the bumper.

Peel Regional Police are asking the public to help them find the suspect and they have asked individuals to step forward if they have any knowledge about the accident.

Canada has seen a rise in pedestrian death in the last few years despite the government’s best efforts to make roads safer for people on their feet. 2017 was recorded as deadly in Ontario because of a hike in the number of deaths caused by accidents on the road. 2018 has been no better.

Individuals who are charged under Ontario’s hit and run law may have to face up to six months in prison. They may also lose the driving license and will have to pay a fine ranging between $600 and $2,000. Individuals who fail to remain at the scene of the accident may also see a steep hike in their insurance premiums.

Car Accident Kills Woman and 2-Year-Old Son in a Two-Vehicle Crash

Source:

City News Toronto

CTV News Toronto

A 31 years old woman and her 2-year-old son were killed when the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Mississauga on November 1st, 2018. The woman, her son and her 33-year-old husband were traveling to Burnhamthrope when their vehicle was struck by a Hyundai which was heading north towards Mavis.

According to police, the suspect vehicle continued to travel north after the impact for another 50-75 meters, after which it stopped and at a sidewalk and then it caught fire. This vehicle was being driven by an 18-year-old driving, who managed to get out of the vehicle on time.

The woman’s husband who was driving the car has sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital at around 2 am when the emergency services were called. He had slipped into a coma for several days and as of 27th November, he is still there, receiving treatment. The 18-year-old suspect was also taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries and released.

After almost a month of the accident, on 27th November, the 18-year-old was arrested again and charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. The suspect has been identified as Evan Campbell of Orillia.

Friends and family had identified the victims as Sanket Dogra, 33, his wife Khushbu Aroro, 31 and their 2-year-old son Pakrit. The family lived only a few miles away from the crash site. Sanket Dogra works in the tech industry and had shifted his wife and son to Canada, just a year ago.

Short-term Disability Benefits

If you have suffered an injury that has resulted in disability for a short period, you may have an opportunity to sue the person or the organization for causing harm and costing you income-earning opportunities. This will also allow you to seek compensation.

You can approach Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers to seek legal advice and know whether your situation qualifies you for short-term disability benefits. Some employers do offer short-term disability benefits to their employees. The length of time that you need to be unable to work in order to qualify for these benefits varies from company to company.

You should first acquaint yourself with the rules and regulations of your company on this topic and try and avail any benefits of this policy if they are available. For those, who don’t have short-term disability benefit, there is an opportunity to qualify for Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits.

Whatever be your situation, Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers will provide you sound legal advice and help you in knowing your entitlements resulting from a purchased policy or due to being a member of any organization.

You may also require legal advice if you have insurance coverage and the companies are unwilling to provide cover for your short-term disability. As you may know or have experienced, insurance companies can often have very convoluted procedures and rules which might be difficult for a layman to understand. In such situations, our team of lawyers will help you in navigating the labyrinthine maze of regulations and allow you to gain those benefits which you are entitled to.

Remember, while we never wish anyone to suffer even the mildest injury, one never knows when and how he could be affected by an accident. If you find yourself in such a situation, don’t despair thinking of yourself as alone and helpless, we will have your back.

PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS FROM PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

If you have suffered an injury in a public place or facility as a result of the negligence of public authorities, then you may have a good chance to claim compensation from those authorities. Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers would be happy to look into your case and offer you a proper legal advice.

Rules may vary according to different states. Also, unlike an accident, it may often be hard to prove the fault of authorities in a place like a park or a swimming pool in case of an accident. In order to successfully surmount these legal challenges and get proper compensation, you will require help from people who have experience working in this area. That is exactly what you will find on contacting Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers Toronto.

What is most difficult in such cases is establishing a link between the cause of your accident and the person responsible. Often such cases end up going nowhere because people keep shifting blame to the person above or below them. This culture of passing the buck is a hallmark of bureaucracies around the world and even in a well-administered place like the Greater Toronto Area where the bureaucracy functions much more smoothly and effectively than other parts of the world, you can run into this problem.

One thing you need to remember is that evidence is the key and collection of evidence is most easily accomplished the earlier you begin. Hence, it is important for you to act as soon as it is possible for you. The more time that you take, the more difficult would be the task.

But do remain assured that we would be committed to helping you. Our team of legal experts would review the situation and make you well acquainted with your legal options.

ROAD SAFETY MEASURES IN GREATER TORONTO AREA

Source:

Toronto City News

Road safety has emerged as a major issue in the Greater Toronto Area. This is one of the side-effects of the growth that this part of Canada has been experiencing in recent times and is likely to do so in the future as well.

The decline in road safety has been seen in both the growing number of pedestrian fatalities as well as collisions of vehicles. The local government has decided to act on this problem by launching a ‘Vision Zero’ road safety plan for 2017-2021 which aims to make the roads of this teeming metropolis safer.

Fatalities thanks to traffic accidents have gone up in recent years. In 2016, 77 people died due to road accidents. 43 of them were pedestrians, the largest segment. Not surprisingly then, the main focus of the authorities has been on making the roads safer for pedestrians. The overall strategy would involve using technology, educating people about road safety and stronger enforcement of laws.

When it comes to pedestrian safety, the authorities will identify those roads and zones which have been most accident-prone and take effective steps like reducing the crossing distance, enforcing speed regulations, protecting turning points etc. to bring down the casualty rate.

While this program was launched last year, this year too, the mayor and local administrators have taken strong steps to end the menace of road accidents. In March, the then Mayor John Tory unveiled some of the steps taken in this direction.

The same month also saw the councilors of Toronto vote in favor of similar measures to reduce the number of traffic accidents. One proposal though has generated diverse opinions. This is about creating lanes exclusively for bikes. The councilors want lanes for bikes while the mayor wants these lanes on a parallel street.

Whatever be the outcome of this debate, it is very reassuring that the local officials are tackling this problem head-on.

Sidhu Gets Bail in Dangerous Driving Case

Source:

Global News

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, accused of dangerous driving after his semi-trucks collision with the team bus of Humboldt Broncos on April 6, has been given bail against a surety of $1,000. As per the bail arrangements, Sidhu had to surrender his passport and follow a curfew that restricts him to his house and prohibits him from driving.

16 people died in the horrible crash of April 6 and the fatalities included players and other members of Saskatchewan junior hockey team. 13 more suffered injuries. Sidhu was remanded into police custody on July 6 and was arrested at 10:07 AM on that day from his home. The next hearing of the case will take place on August 21.

29-year old Sidhu is facing 16 charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily injury. Superintendent Derek Williams, officer-in-charge of the major crimes unit, said in a statement last week about the presence of “evidence that motor vehicle was being operated in a way that was dangerous to the public.”

Sidhu reportedly works for called Adesh Deol trucking company. This company does not face any charges at the present moment. Director of the company, Sukmander Singh, came forward to say that the driver had been working for his company for around a month when this tragedy took place. Singh is the only person who was working in this trucking company which was subsequently suspended for the course of this investigation.

Driver To Torontonian Bystander: ‘Looks Like Another Dead Cyclist’

Source:

CBC Radio

After allegedly following a Toronto cyclist down a tight alleyway last week, an agitated driver blared his horn and declared, “Looks like another dead cyclist.”

Colin Powell claims the motorist was attempting to convince him from behind to steer his bicycle in another direction while approaching an alley close to Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood. The driver’s constant screaming and honking eventually “rattled” Powell, who stopped his bike to collect himself after the alleged harasser yelled the aforementioned threat and began pulling into his garage.

“There’s no space to move. There’s definitely not space for a bike and a car to be next to each other,” Powell recalled to As It Happens CBC Radio host Carol Off.

The incident was immediately reported to Toronto police, who cited privacy concerns in declining to confirm whether an official report had been filed.

“This is a police matter and it’s not our job to tell the police how to do their jobs. But an act like that — a threat like that — needs to be followed up on,” said Toronto Coun. Mike Layton.