How COVID-19 Could Affect Your Personal Injury Claims | MG Law

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How COVID-19 Could Affect Your Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve been injured in a motor-vehicle crash or a slip and fall incident, the COVID-19 pandemic can be an extremely difficult time for you to navigate your personal injury claims. But rest assured, we are still an essential service at this time and that means we are still open for business.

With the Canadian and Ontario governments recommending social distancing, many companies, including treatment providers, have been putting work from home strategies in place to minimize in-person client or patient contact.

Though MG Law condones this as the safest course of action, this can mean that you and many of our clients are left without important treatment and management for an indefinite period of time. If left untreated, some injuries can regress which could lead to an increase in physical, cognitive and psychological symptoms, ultimately affecting your long-term health, wellbeing and potential recovery.

Furthermore, some services such as housekeeping, social work, and attendant care services may also be put on pause while our community does its part in minimizing the spread of the virus. Without these essential services, there is a strong likelihood that some clients will experience an exacerbation of their physical and psychological post-collision injuries and impairments.

The MG Law team can help you seek alternative treatment strategies with your healthcare providers to ensure that you continue to receive the treatment and health management you need. Technologies such as Skype, FaceTime or Zoom can allow your providers to keep in contact with you. This way, they can check in on your health and wellbeing. Keeping a detailed diary of your injury and impairment experience during this pandemic can also be helpful in ensuring that your healthcare team and your legal team are aware of your changing needs.

Navigating through these times can be difficult and stressful, which is why our team is ready to assist you. If you are an existing client, or someone who is seeking legal guidance, please fill out our online form or give us a call at (613) 730-8460. We are always here to help.

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