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Was a Family Doctor Negligent?

If a family doctor was negligent in a patient’s diagnosis and/or treatment, the victim could seek damages. There is a lot for victims to know before bringing forward a lawsuit, including how Canada works to discourage such legal actions and the tactics often employed by the medical community as a defense. If a family doctor did not meet the standard of care or breached their duty of care, then they could be legally liable and required to compensate the victim for their negligence.

Carefully read this post to learn more about medical malpractice committed by family doctors and what recourse victims could have.

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Employment Law and Termination “For Cause” – Know the Facts

Before you terminate an employee’s contract, do you have just cause for the termination and can you prove it? A court of law will need you to prove that the termination was justified and you have not acted unlawfully, or you will have to compensate the employee for wrongful dismissal. Read our article to learn more and make sure you know what you can terminate a contract for.

If you are an employee seeking compensation, talk to one of our expert employment attorneys today.

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How Much More Dangerous is a Motorcycle than a Car?

Vehicle collisions in Ontario are far too common and often avoidable. Know the dangers of riding a motorcycle before you hit the road. As Hamilton personal injury lawyers, we’ve helped many people get their lives back on track after both motorcycle and car accidents. It’s important to understand the dangers that come from operating any vehicle and how it doesn’t matter if it has four wheels or two. Mackesy Smye can help you recover financially from either.

Read this post to learn more about the dangers and why one is that much safer.

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Was your CPP Disability Claim Denied?

Under the CPP eligibility guidelines, if a contributing citizen has suffered a severe and prolonged injury that hinders their ability to work, then they are entitled to disability benefits. It’s a long and arduous process that too often results in claims being denied. Give yourself the best chance of approval by understanding the process and what you need to submit.

Read this article to gain valuable information that can help your claim meet each requirement and result in you receiving the assistance you need.

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Is your Employer Severing your Employment?

Employees who have received notice of termination or severance pay need to ensure that they were treated fairly in the eyes of Ontario employment law, which is governed by the Employment Standards Act. There’s a lot for employees and employers to know, including reasonable notice, the basics of severance and how it works, how an executive’s severance can differ and how to identify constructive dismissal.

Carefully read this post to learn the details of reasonable notice and severance pay and make sure you receive what is legally owed to you if your employer severs your employment.

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Establishing Legal Liability in Vehicle Accident Cases

If you’ve been involved in a vehicle accident of any degree of severity, legal liability must be established. This process will help clarify if you have a case and how solid that case might actually be. It’s important to know your rights and how to proceed, even if you are the one found to be liable.

Read this article to learn how liability is established in a vehicle accident and what it could mean for the future of your case.

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Medical Malpractice Could Result in a Traumatic Brain Injury

If you believe that a medical professional’s negligence caused your traumatic brain injury than you might have a case for medical malpractice. Despite the severity of the brain injury, you need to determine who was responsible and how to proceed. It’s important to understand what constitutes medical malpractice, what your legal rights are and how you could be compensated for your suffering.

Read this article to learn more about traumatic brain injuries caused by medical malpractice.

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Need to File a Complaint with Your Insurer? We Can Help

If an insurance company denies your personal injury claim, there are a few paths to consider; resources inside and outside the firm can change the decision.

A Hamilton personal injury law firm like Mackesy Smye can help process your complaint, review your case, and possibly get your insurer to respond in your favor.

For complete information on filing an insurance company complaint if your claim has been rejected, read the post below.

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Some Areas Are More Prone to Motorcycle Accidents Than Others

Personal injuries on a motorcycle can happen anywhere, but you may be more at risk from traffic in some places than elsewhere. Experience and attentiveness give you some protection but knowing the reasons why some locations may present additional danger can boost your safety. Hamilton Ontario law firms such as Mackesy Smye understand the factors beyond your control.

Read the article below to learn more about how to quickly respond in accident-prone places, maximize your safety, and learn the truth about motorcycle crash causes and trends.

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Have You Suffered a Spinal Cord Injury Due to Negligence?

Surgery is a big deal, and trusting medical facilities, nursing staff, and surgeons with our lives is a daunting prospect. Unfortunately, negligence and mistakes can happen due to a range of reasons. Read our new blog post about medical malpractice and spinal cord injuries.

If you suspect you have a case of malpractice against a medical professional, talk to one of the lawyers at Mackesy Smye today.
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