The Ultimate Guide to Long Term Disability [2024]
Nova Injury Law Blog
by NOVA Injury Law
1w ago
This article was last updated: June 10th, 2024 Navigating the complexities of Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits in Canada can be challenging, but understanding how they work is crucial for ensuring financial stability in the event of a prolonged illness or injury. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of LTD benefits, including eligibility, application process, types of coverage, and what to expect once you start receiving benefits. Summary: Our Ultimate Guide to Long Term Disability covers everything you need to know about long term disability in Canada, from defining and qualif ..read more
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Am I Still Employed While on Long-Term Disability in Canada?
Nova Injury Law Blog
by NOVA Injury Law
3M ago
What Is Long-Term Disability in Canada? Long-term disability (LTD) is an insurance plan available to employees who become unable to do their jobs due to a medical condition, disability, or injury. The insurance pays about 60-75% of the salary earned prior to the employee becoming unable to work. If the condition resulting in LTD is permanent, the employee could receive benefits until age 65. If it’s not permanent, the LTD ends when the employee can return to their job. Many employers have this insurance, and many pay for the policies. However, employers aren’t required to have the insurance, a ..read more
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Your Guide to Damages for Pain & Suffering
Nova Injury Law Blog
by Jeff Mitchell
4M ago
In personal injury claims, pain and suffering damages are awarded to compensate people for pain, stress, anxiety, and other emotional or psychological harm caused because of an accident or injury. The assessment of pain and suffering damages is different for each claim because the circumstances of each injury victim are different before the accident, and injuries impact everyone differently. If you are a victim of any personal injury, call Halifax personal injury lawyer NOVA Injury Law for a FREE CASE REVIEW at 1-800-262-8104 Physical Injuries Physical injuries often take a ..read more
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Nova Scotia Winter Cycling Safety Tips
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by jeff@novainjurylaw.com
4M ago
Despite the cooling weather, passionate winter cyclists remain determined to get out and enjoy their bike rides. Biking during the colder months can provide a revitalizing bit of exercise. In these times especially, when spending prolonged periods confined indoors, stepping outside to embrace the invigorating chill and engaging in stress-alleviating rides can bring about tangible well-being advantages both mentally and physically. However, the perils of winter cycling are not to be taken lightly. Reduced daylight, impaired visibility, slippery roads, and the absence of proper cycling infrastru ..read more
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Long-Term Disability Eligibility Beyond Workplace Injuries
Nova Injury Law Blog
by jeff@novainjurylaw.com
4M ago
Understanding Long-Term Disability (LTD) coverage can be a confusing experience, particularly when your disability didn’t occur workplace. In this blog, we will discuss how you qualify for LTD benefits and provide clarity on frequently asked questions. Qualifying for Long-Term Disability Despite common misconceptions, LTD coverage from your employer is not solely dependent on workplace accidents. The primary purpose of LTD insurance is to substitute your income in case you are unable to work due to any form of injury or disability. The crucial element is your inability to perform the duties of ..read more
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The Intersection of Tort Law and the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Act
Nova Injury Law Blog
by NOVA Injury Law
5M ago
What Is the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Act? The Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) recently added an amendment to the act that defines safety regulations regarding manufacturing and importing motor vehicles. That includes specific motor vehicle equipment such as tires and child and booster seats. The focus of the law is to ensure motor vehicles in Canada, whether manufactured here or elsewhere in the world, adhere to basic safety standards that can help reduce the risk of injury, death, and damage. The 2023 amendment enables Transport Canada to impose administrative monetary penalties ..read more
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CHECKLIST FOR WINTER ROADS
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by jeff@novainjurylaw.com
6M ago
In the cold winters of the Maritimes, there is often an abundance of snowfall and freezing rain. Such weather conditions pose a great risk to road safety, making them incredibly treacherous for motorists. With low visibility and roads becoming slippery, the potential for disaster escalates, leading to severe motor vehicle accidents that can result in serious injuries or even fatalities. A recent report published by Transport Canada revealed that in a span of only one year, more than 10,000 collisions were attributed to various winter elements like snow, freezing rain, sleet, hail, and limited ..read more
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How Do Canadian Laws Address Hit-and-Run Accidents and the Pursuit of Compensation?
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by NOVA Injury Law
7M ago
A hit-and-run accident can be a terrifying event in someone’s life, especially if it leaves them severely injured. Here’s what Canadians (and Nova Scotians) need to know about laws regarding hit-and-runs and the victim’s options for pursuing compensation for injuries. What Is a Hit-and-Run Accident? Simply put, a hit-and-run accident occurs when one driver hits another vehicle, cyclist, or pedestrian but doesn’t stop to ensure the other party is all right and provides their name and contact information. When the other driver is at fault but doesn’t stay to take responsibility for the accident ..read more
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Laws Regarding Passing in Nova Scotia
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by NOVA Injury Law
9M ago
Passing a vehicle can be safe–or hazardous. Nova Scotia has specific laws regarding when someone can or can’t pass another vehicle. Even in cases where they’re legally allowed to, there’s advice to follow to ensure passing doesn’t result in a catastrophic accident. Here’s what you need to know. What Are Nova Scotia’s Laws Regarding Vehicles Passing Other Vehicles? Nova Scotia has specific requirements for drivers who want to pass other vehicles (and for the drivers of the vehicles being passed). A driver who wants to pass another vehicle must use their turn signal and sound their horn before ..read more
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The 2023 Minor Injury Cap for Nova Scotia Car Accidents is $10,000
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by jeff@novainjurylaw.com
9M ago
If you suffer minor injuries due to a car accident in Nova Scotia, you have the right to receive compensation for the consequences of those injuries in your daily life. A personal injury claim aims to financially restore you to the position you would be in if the accident never happened. You will receive remuneration for various aspects, encompassing the distress and agony endured (commonly referred to as general damages), any present and future earnings forfeited and medical expenditures, as well as the impact of the injuries on your capability to fulfill domestic duties (referred to as loss ..read more
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