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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.

Common causes of personal injuries

Common causes of personal injuries

 

Stop for a minute and think of the number of people that you know that have been injured in an accident. There is at least one, right? Unfortunately, there is not a secret formula to prevent someone from being involved in an accident.

In Canada, slip and falls are common. They often arise after someone has slipped on a slippery or irregular surface. Slip and fall accidents often happen on the street, shopping malls, or at the supermarket. The consequences can be severe and often lead to fractures, sprains, and strains.

Personal Injury accidents slip and fall

 

Motor vehicle accidents are also a common cause of injury. Car accidents can occur due to the negligence of another driver, an owner of a vehicle and/or a municipality.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall or motor vehicle accident, Kalsi & Associates want to help. Call 1-844-90-LAWYER

Civil Lawsuit

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Toronto Paying Millions in Lawsuit Claims Claim Amounts are Increasing

Toronto Paying Millions in Lawsuit Claims

Source: The Star

Posted On: 10/11/2013

Over $200 million has been paid by the city of Toronto to settle civil lawsuits since the year 2000 and payouts are becoming richer.

Civil lawsuits relating to road and sidewalk maintenance were about 773 cases where settlements totaled $32,458,390.50. Extreme weather related incidents including icy driveways were about 360 cases, which costed the City $439,345.74.

Shelley Carroll said poor city services were partly to blame for the number of settlements. Shelley Carroll served as city budget chief from 2006 to 2010. As a result she indicated that repairs of the sidewalks that can cause trips have been privatized. Which raised the following questions: are prettier sidewalks wanted? Whether funds should be paid out in the settlement? Should it be properly funded initially?

She stated that the lawsuits and settlements paid out were reasonable. It is important to note that the amount of settlements per year has been decreasing instead of growing. However, the amount paid to injured persons has increased