A woman in her 20s is suffering life threatening injuries after a hit and run incident on Thursday in downtown Toronto. Police responded to the collision at King Street and Spadina Avenue around 3:15 am. It is reported that the vehicle briefly stopped after the hit and then proceeded to flee the scene.
Police Sgt. Murray Campbell states “(The vehicle went) southbound and from what we understand at a high rate of speed. So, they were fleeing the area. They knew exactly what happened and they were fleeing.” Campbell gives more info about the scene, “As you can see, there are some vehicle parts that are left at the scene here. As part of our investigation, we’ll be following up with the vehicle parts to try and identify them.”
Toronto Police are currently investigating more about the driver and seeking help from the community to identify the suspect. However, the vehicle involved was described as a black Mercedes Sedan.
If anyone has any more information about the suspect, Police ask that you contact them as soon as possible or send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.
Kalsi and Associates Offers Services in Claiming Short and Long Term Disability Benefits
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.
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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.
Government Of Canada
The Government of Canada offers programs or disability benefits for those who aren’t able to work for a long period, due to injury or accident. Depending on the province you are in, the benefits may vary. For those in Ontario, below are some of the long-term disability programs that apply:
Most businesses are obligated by the law to enroll their employees in the Workers Compensation Program. If you get injured on the job, you will be eligible for the Workers Compensation Benefits. It also applies to those who are unable to work for a long time.
The Disability Insurance Benefits applies when an accident strips you the ability to work or earn income. It refers to both those can’t work temporarily or are disable permanently, by accident. In this program, you will receive payments that are part of your regular income, for a specified amount of time.
For eligibility, you must be covered by your employer or buy the policy on your own.
If your disability keeps you from working and are below 65 years of age, you are eligible for this benefit. You also need to have contributed to CPP for some years. The employer usually does it through payroll.
CPP (Canadian Pension Plan) Disability Benefits are monthly payments that may also be provided to the children of the recipient of the CCP disability benefits or a deceased contributor to CPP.
Misfortune happens when we least expect it. If you need legal guidance on which claims you can make after an injury or accident; feel free to contact Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers at (844) 905-2993