HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED?
Our Firm – Devoted to Representing the Injured
A serious injury can have devastating financial, physical and personal consequences for a victim and his or her family. This is true whether it’s a fractured pelvis suffered in a slip and fall accident, a head trauma sustained in a car crash or a repetitive stress injury suffered while on the job.
At Goodman Law Group, we are focused on helping injured parties pursue fair and sufficient compensation. We understand how time-consuming and confusing it can be for qualified victims to access benefits. You do not have to face the claims process on your own – we provide dedicated legal guidance for the duration of your case. Below are details to better help you understand your options as you move forward in pursuit of damages.
OUR PRIMARY AREAS OF PRACTICE AND THE CASES WE HANDLE
We handle all types of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims. These are injuries that may have been sustained while you were on the job or at your workplace. This includes appeals of unfavorable WSIB decisions. Our team works to ensure an injured worker receives all owed benefits in a timely fashion. You must apply for WSIB benefits within six months of the injury. You have only 30 days to six months in which to appeal a WSIB decision. All workplace injury claims have strict timelines in which you must take action. For this reason, we recommend you hire legal counsel to help advance your claim.
We also help victims of all ages who have suffered serious injury in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident on someone else’s property. These cases are governed by the Ontario Occupier’s Liability Act and require evidence of negligence by an owner or occupier. There is a strong burden of proof required for slip and fall or trip and fall claims, which is why many victims opt to work with a personal injury lawyer on these types of cases. In most cases you generally have up to two years in which to take action after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. You may have as little as seven days in which to provide notice to a municipality if the accident occurred on public property.
You must report your accident to your auto insurance provider within seven days of the accident. You then must submit an Application for Benefits within 30 days of receipt. From there you must notify the negligent driver within 120 days of the incident if you intend to file suit. You have two years to file a lawsuit in a situation like this. By taking prompt action, you can protect your injury claim and avoid running into conflict with filing deadlines. Hiring a lawyer to help advance your car accident claim has many advantages and for this reason we recommend you contact our offices for a free initial consultation regarding your claim.
WHY CLIENTS LOVE WORKING WITH GOODMAN LAW GROUP
Clients are kept updated as their claim progresses:
At Goodman Law Group, we ensure our clients are kept informed and updated throughout the course of their case. Our lawyers and legal staff are highly approachable and responsive to any inquiries our clients have. We devote a whole legal team to your case so you can rest assured that all emails and phone calls are responded to promptly.
Our lawyers are experienced in serious injuries:
We have honed our skills by focusing only on the most serious injury cases. We also have staff that is well versed in matters of Ontario injury law. We have several licensed paralegals who have previously worked for the WSIB and injury lawyers who have settled thousands of cases throughout the course of their careers.
We offer free case evaluations:
If you have suffered an injury at work, in an accident or as a result of a slip and fall – we provide free case evaluations to help you determine whether you have the grounds for a potential claim. Offering free initial consultations and free case evaluations allows us to give potential clients very valuable legal guidance and advice regarding their injury claim.
We are proficient in both WSIB claims as well as other injury claims:
Our firm has a great deal of experience in handling both WSIB claims as well as injury claims stemming from accidents. Most firms focus on either one or the other – but because we are able to handle both these types of claims, we have an intimate understanding of how insurance companies handle accident claims from both angles.