We are pleased to welcome Lazar Andjelkovic to our team of lawyers and staff. Lazar is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to joining Iacobelli Law Firm, Lazar was associated with another personal injury law firm in Toronto. Lazar joins our team of dedicated professionals, and will assist the firm in its mission to pursue justice on behalf of accident victims and their families.
If your family member is in a nursing home or assisted care facility, you expect the best possible care and support. Your elderly family member may be at risk for a fall, and require assistance with transfers, and activities of daily living. There are care plans in nursing home facilities, which describe the type of care and assistance necessary. There are trained staff to reduce the risk of harm to residents. All of these safeguards are in place to help help protect your loved one, and let them live their life with dignity. Nevertheless, far too often, residents in nursing home and long term care facilities are not adequately assisted, or supervised, which can, and does, result in serious injuries. In our experience, a common incident that we see in nursing homes is a fall of the resident. For the elderly, falls often result in serious injuries including orthopedic injuries, head injuries, brain injuries, and even death. For the elderly, a serious fall can lead to life-threatening complications.
Sadly, many falls occur because the nursing home failed to follow the plan of care, or failed to have sufficient trained staff on site. If a loved one has been injured in a nursing home accident, you may want to understand how the accident occurred. These accidents can be investigated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. In addition to the findings of the Ministry and remedies advanced by the Ministry, the injured resident and their family may also be able to bring a claim for the injury or loss. These nursing home injury claims can be complex, as the information is controlled by the facility. An experienced nursing home injury lawyer can assist. Our law firm does not ask for any fees upfront, and consultations are absolutely FREE with no obligation. If we can assist, we will usually agree to accept cases on a contingency fee retainer so that you pay nothing unless we are successful in resolving your claim. To learn more about your rights following a serious injury at a nursing home, call us for a Free Consultation or complete our online contact form here.
Iacobelli Law Firm is pleased to continue to support victims of motor vehicle accidents along their road to recovery. To that end, our firm authored an article featured in the Sharing Our Recovery Newsletter and Crash Support Network. The article discusses the rights of Ontario residents injured in auto accidents outside of their home province. Iacobelli Law Firm has extensive experience in cross-border accident claims, including election of accident benefits, Underinsured Motorist Claims and Uninsured Motorist Claims. We are also members of US litigation groups and can assist and support in actions that must be commenced by in the United States.
You can read the article and the entire newsletter here.
The Disability Insurance company has denied your claim, and they have told you that you can appeal the decision: What do You Do Now? Unfortunately, the so-called "Appeal" is with the same disability insurance company that has already denied your claim on the first go. This really is not much of an appeal process, as you will not have an independent adjudicator reviewing the file and determining whether the Disability Insurance company acted appropriately or not. In our experience, when a person is denied disability benefits, the decision is rarely overturned where the person attempts an appeal on their own. Disability insurance companies are experienced in reviewing claims and determining those circumstances where a claim may be denied. The denial of claims saves thousands of dollars for the Disability insurance company. Those applying for disability benefits may feel that their claim has merit, and they are genuinely disabled and unable to continue working. Unfortunately, this is not always enough to be successful in a disability claim. That is why an appeal of the denial, without more, is rarely successful.
At its core, the disability claim is seeking to enforce a contract. In exchange for premiums paid on the policy, the Disability Insurance company has promised to pay benefits where specific conditions are met. It is all in the details of the policy. In order to be successful, you must be familiar with the terms of the policy and the conditions upon which the insurer is responsible to pay. That is why a disability insurance claims lawyer can be so helpful in the process. We can review the circumstances of your disability, and look carefully at the terms of your contract to assess the strength of your claim. With the right guidance and information, our experience has been that claimants are ultimately paid for their disability claim. Of course, every case and circumstance is different and that is why it is important to have a lawyer look at the particular details of your claim.
To learn more about your rights following a denied Long Term Disability claim, or for a FREE CONSULTATION with a disability claims lawyer call us at 416-900-1070. We help with disability claims throughout Ontario.