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Forecasting the Future

February 1, 2011 Craig Harris

Unraveling the complexity of future care costs and life care plans can be a challenging task for adjusters in today’s legal environment of high personal injury awards. Paying close attention to key factors, such as working with a qualified life care planner and understanding potentially problematic areas, can help adjusters navigate the waters of catastrophic bodily injury claims.

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Syndrome Versus Injury

February 1, 2011 Laura Kupcis

Both whiplash syndrome and whiplash injury cause pain to the injured party, but only one presents with a physical cause

Christopher Dunn
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10 Coverage Decisions from 2010 That You Ought To Know About

February 1, 2011 Christopher Dunn

It was a relatively busy year in Canadian courts for insurers. While all was relatively quiet on the Supreme Court of Canada front, with the exception of release of the much-anticipated decision in Progressive Homes v. Lombard, the Ontario Court

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Analyzing Weaknesses in Income Loss Reports

February 1, 2011 Michael Sigsworth and Darrell Sherman

Insurers and plaintiff lawyers call upon forensic accountants to provide expert reports, which set out the income loss suffered by individuals as a result of injuries sustained in an accident. There are many factors involved in preparing these reports and

Christa Brothers
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Minor Injury Caps

February 1, 2011 Christa M. Brothers and Joseph A. Chedrawe

Early cases offer some guidance as to when a claim will fall within the cap in Nova Scotia, Alberta, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

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Privacy Commissioner reaches impasse with SGI over collection of health information under province’s Insurance Act

February 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in Saskatchewan says it has reached an impasse with Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) over three ‘breach of privacy’ complaints related to the collection of personal health information under the Automobile Accident Insurance

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Coping With Catastrophes: Preparing a response

February 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

A catastrophe is an opportunity for adjusters and insurers to outdo themselves and provide outstanding claims service. In this issue, we look at when and how catastrophe response services are set up. Defining catastrophe A catastrophe is a sudden disaster

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Change in occupation test not enough to overturn arbitrator’s order to pay IRB benefits

February 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

A change in the occupation test for determining Income Replacement Benefits (IRB) before and after a 104-week period of disability is not necessarily enough of a “change” of circumstances to warrant overturning an arbitrator’s order to pay IRB benefits. Ontario’s

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On The Scene (February 01, 2011)

February 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

MEA Forensic has appointed Xaine Bhatia as its business development specialist in Ontario.Bhatia has more than 13 years of experience in business development, project management and communications. She has a Masters degree from the University of Toronto.“This unique combination of

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DNA testing at the top of MPI’s list of top five frauds in 2010

February 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

DNA testing, CSI-style, ferreted out a fraud scheme in which a Manitoba driver vehemently denied crashing his car, causing his airbag to deploy. The attempted fraud made the top of Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)’s top five frauds of 2010. The