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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Untangling Liability in the Age of Thermal Runaways

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Untangling Liability in the Age of Thermal Runaways
In the heart of technological advancement and energy-efficient mobility, lithium-ion batteries stand as cornerstones. They power our e-bikes, e-scooters, phones, and electric vehicles, making modern conveniences possible. Yet, with great power comes great responsibility—and risk. The surge in lithium ion battery fires calls for a serious conversation about safety and legal responsibility. ### The Rising ...

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Empowering Communities and Safeguarding Citizens: Toronto’s Bold Move Against Dangerous Dogs

Empowering Communities and Safeguarding Citizens Toronto's Bold Move Against Dangerous Dogs
In the bustling cityscape of downtown Toronto, a topic has emerged from the city council that is as relevant as it is controversial. The increasing incidences of dog bites and maulings have prompted city officials to reconsider how dangerous dogs are managed within the city. At the heart of this debate is a groundbreaking proposition: ...

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Kotak builds thriving law practice by leading with empathy

Kotak Law builds thriving law practice by leading with empathy
Nainesh Kotak’s career has been built on the notion of giving back. As one of Canada’s leading disability lawyers, Kotak helps Canadians suffering from physical and mental health conditions through long-term disability cases at his practice, Kotak Personal Injury Law. In addition to helping individuals who have been wronged by insurance companies, Kotak is a ...

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WHAT IS AN IME-INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION?

what is an Ime-independent medical examination
Independent Medical Examinations (IME) are a common practice in Ontario, and are often used by insurance companies to deny benefits, or employers to challenge accommodation requests. An IME is a medical assessment conducted by an independent physician, rather than the doctor that normally provides treatment. The objective is to have a neutral third party opinion ...

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COVID-19 RETURN TO WORK ANXIETY DISABILITY CLAIM

If there is one common thread linking all people in Canada together, it’s that COVID-19 has affected all facets of everyone’s lives. From their everyday routines and families, to finances and employment. But the recent reopening of the economy has allowed some people to return to their jobs. However, for people experiencing increased anxiety and ...

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IS DEPRESSION A DISABILITY IN ONTARIO?

Depression is a type of mood disorder that does qualify for short term disability and long term disability benefits, since it can significantly affect ones ability to work. According to a survey conducted by Ipsos, 17% of Canadians reported that they had to take time off work to deal with a personal mental health issue. ...

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Surveillance Tactics Used by Insurance Companies to Deny Disability Claims

Surveillance is a common tactic deployed by insurance companies to discredit short-term disability and long-term disability claims, as it can be used as evidence to dispute the alleged limitations and restrictions of an individual claiming disability benefits. An insurer can conduct surveillance if they suspect a claimant has over exaggerated their disability claim. They will ...

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How will COVID-19 Affect Short-term Disability Claims In Ontario

The labour market disruption caused by COVID-19 will have considerable effects on short-term disability and long-term disability claims in Ontario. A sharp increase in disability claims post COVID-19 is expected, primarily due to the increased pressure on essential workers, employee burnout and changing nature of work. In Ontario, the unemployment rate has reached record levels ...

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CAN YOU TRAVEL WHILE ON DISABILITY CANADA

A common question from many Long-Term and Short-Term Disability clients is whether they can travel while on disability. Disability benefits are provided to compensate you for the inability to work, which does not preclude you from enjoying your life within your limitations. This means that you can take a vacation, though certain steps and precautions ...

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