Serious Accidents Can Result in Lifelong Disability Limiting Employment & the Ability to Leave Home


It is not uncommon for people who have a serious car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, head and spincal cord injury,  or other accident to end up with a lifelong disability. Broken hips, shattered legs, and head and spinal injuries can all leave people's mobility impaired for the rest of their lives. Mobility disability is a serious issue, and one which the government at all levels has recognized to be serious. Funding is flowing to building and business owners to make buildings and workplaces accessible and all new construction must be considered accessible.

Statistics Canada estimates that more than 2.7 million Canadians (10% of Canadians over 15) had a mobility disability in 2017. It is one of the most common types of disabilities. Women are far more likely than men to have a mobility disability and as our population ages, we will see these numbers grow.

More than half of people with a mobility disability require workplace accommodation

Necessary support can help people with disabilities participate more fully in society. According to Statistics Canada, workplace accommodations can decrease barriers and create more inclusive and accessible workplaces. In 2017 over half of employed Canadians with mobility disabilities said they required at least one workplace accommodation to work.

Lack of Accessible Transportation is a significant issue

20% of disabled Canadians were unable to leave their home due to their medical condition or health problems in 2017. Most were people with mobility disabilities.

Many Canadians with Mobility Disability have unmet needs for chiropractic, massage, and physiotherapy treatments

Disabled people often have extensive and complex healthcare needs. Those on disablity pension likely do not have the funds to pay for treatment out of pocket. Many lack private insurance which pays for a portion of the treatments. Public funding for treatment is extremely limited or non-existent. Statistics Canada reports that nearly 75% of disabled Canadians have unmet treatment needs.

Visible Minorities Report greater health and economic impacts from disability

Recent analysis has found that groups designated as visible minorities report greater economic and health impacts. COVID-19 made the situation for these groups worse as they reported discrimination and race-based harassment.

Many people with a disability report their work does not meet their qualifications

Visible minorities with disability were almost twice as likely to have a BA or higher than non-visible minorities and almost 33% report that their work does not allow them to use their education, skills and work experience fully.

It is more important than ever to have an experienced personal injury lawyer to protect you

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, or if you are seriously injured in a car accident you should contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers at Deutschmann Personal Injury and Disability Law as soon as possible. We have the knowledge and experience to fight for what is best for you for your future. We’ll take all the factors of your injury into account when fighting for a settlement. You don’t pay us unless you get a settlement, and the first consultation is always free.

We’ll come to your hospital or to your home if that’s what you need. We’re here for you.
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