Getting Compensation for Your Ontario Injuries

Most injuries happen in Ontario because someone was careless (negligence).  Other times, injuries are caused by intentional violent acts.

Where your bodily injuries are caused by someone’s neglect or intention, you may be entitled to compensation.

Some of the most common cases we handle
include the following:

Slip and Fall – This is the generic term for any personal injury caused when someone slips, trips or falls because of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property.

Property owners will be held responsible for your injuries if they were caused by the poor condition of the property and they were aware of that poor condition or should have been.

Among other things, you may claim damages for:

  • pain and suffering
  • loss of income
  • loss of enjoyment of life

plus other expenses you may incur.

Slip and Fall claims may be brought against stores, municipalities, office buildings, restaurants, homeowners, landlords and other property occupiers. Most property owners, including home owners,  have liability insurance that covers this type of claim.

Assault and Battery — If you are personally injured because someone has applied force to your body without your consent, you may have a claim for assault and battery. Whether it is a bar-room brawl, a mugging or a random act of violence, the perpetrator can be brought to both criminal and civil justice.

A personal injury lawyer can help you determine if the perpetrator has assets or insurance that would respond to your claim. In some cases, a tavern or other establishment with insurance may bear some responsibility for your injuries.

“Most people do not realize that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board can award a lump sum payment of up to $25,000.00 to victims of violent crimes.”

Some assault victims do not come forward because they worry that the fact that they had consumed alcohol disentitles them to compensation. Contact personal injury lawyers Richard Auger or Brenda Hollingsworth to dispel this and other misconceptions you might have about your claim for assault.

Dog Bites — In Ontario, the owner of a dog is legally responsible for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog (or other domestic animal) in any situation.

Our experienced Ottawa dog bite lawyers will assist you to obtain damages for your pain and suffering.

In addition, victims of dog bites often require compensation to recover from the psychological impact of the attack. Your past and future care costs will also be claimed.


It would be impossible to list every cause of action available to injured Ontarians. If the cause of your personal injury is not listed here, contact us for a personal consultation by calling 613 233-4529 or filing in our contact form.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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