What now? What to do after you have sustained a serious injury in Ontario.
When you or someone you care for is involved in a serious accident, your world can be turned upside-down. It’s difficult to know what to do next or how to help matters. Even if you are a nurse or doctor, focused on one aspect of your patient’s return to health, you may wonder where to direct families for other pressing needs.
You or your patient may not have been in this situation before, but we have, many times over. We know the steps you can take, as well as the federal and Ontario provincial resources you can leverage to get on the road to recovery as quickly and as smoothly as possible. That’s why we’ve put together this Personal Injury Resource Guide. It’s a brief summary of
- Immediate actions to consider taking if you’ve been in a serious accident (within 24-48 hours)
- When exactly to contact each of your doctor, lawyer, and insurance company
- Resources available for financial assistance if your livelihood has been impacted
- Resources available for ongoing physical and mental healthcare, therapy, and homemaking
At the time of your accident, you may have been in shock, or felt fine. However, some accident-related injuries appear much later. For example confusion, headaches, nausea, and more can be a result of untreated issues from your accident. As well, it may take some time for your family to realize the impact of lost wages or added healthcare that are a result of the accident. Even if more than 48 hours have passed since the accident happened, there are still important actions you should consider taking, all of which are described in the guide.
We hope that this guide helps you navigate through a challenging time. In addition, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding your rights, no matter what the scenario. We can offer guidance if you are a victim, even if you were at fault. We’d like to assist you and your family with getting the support you need.
You don’t have to do this alone.