Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Anu Malhotra: A serious injury affects the injured as well as their loved ones. Whether the injury is caused as a result of a car accident or any other accident, it is hard to accept that your life will never be the same again. However, with proper support from the rehabilitation team and the legal team, injured people and their families can learn to cope with their new situation and move on.
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The Toronto Star reports that the Ontario government is looking to enact a new law to protect precarious workers:
Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi is expected to announce new labour legislation Wednesday to protect so-called “precarious” workers in Ontario, who are often victims of wage theft and other workplace abuses, the Star has learned.
Here is a great story out of Alberta about a non-profit organization that is doing its best to help people suffering from brain injury:
In December 2010, a car crash left Guillaume with a devastating brain injury, unable to walk, struggling to communicate and dependent on round-the-clock care.
Last year, Alain Claireaux and Georgina Reardon arrived at Calgary’s Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI), desperate for a way to help Guillaume, worried their beloved boy was slipping away.
- Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even when the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired;
The Parents and Grandparents (PGP) immigration program will start accepting applications again in January, with new eligibility criteria for sponsors, and a cap of 5,000 applications per year.
The cap is being put in place to allow for the elimination of the existing backlog and prevent future backlogs. More information, new application forms, and instruction guides for the redesigned PGP program, will be made available in the coming weeks. Contact Pace Immigration for more information.
Driverless cars may eventually become commonplace, sparing people from serious injuries in car accidents, but there are still questions about the safety of the technology. Lawmakers in the US are currently trying to wrap their heads around it, and what it will mean for the public:
Lawmakers expressed a mix of wonderment and concern about driverless cars during a hearing Tuesday to consider the ramifications of the emerging technology.
CTV reports that the Canadian government will be fast-tracking visa applications for Filipinos affected by Typhoon Haiyan:
The Canadian government announced last week that consular officials are working around the clock to process visa applications submitted by Filipinos, as well as to assist Canadians in the country who may have lost travel documents or have other needs.
Scientists are making more advances in brain injury research with the help of sensors inside football helmets. The Globe and Mail reports:
“It was the biggest angular rotation hit that we’ve seen all season,” Greg Marshall would later say, sounding more like a neurologist than the Mustangs head football coach.
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