The family of a 42-year-old immigrant who had settled in British Columbia is suing his employer for what they say is overwork that led to his death. The man worked at a chicken factory, and according to the family, he worked 60 to 70 hours per week. He died of a heart attack after working a 13-hour shift on March 22, 2013.
Researchers studying herniated discs have found little difference in recovery between patients who have surgery versus those who are treated with physical therapy. Individuals who live in British Columbia and who have similar injuries may be interested in these results. According to researchers, while the patients who had surgery reported slightly better outcomes, the difference in improvement was not considered to be significant.
Wrongful death lawsuits in British Columbia follow specific procedures as outlined in the law. When a person has died as a result of the wrongful or negligent actions of another person, the other person may be held to be liable for damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Individuals who have been involved in an accident may be examined for various injuries, including spinal cord injuries. Due to the important role that the spinal cord plays, an injury of this nature may result in lasting and debilitating consequences.
The Family Compensation Act allows a family member of an injured or deceased person to seek compensation. In most cases, the suit will be handled by a personal representative of the beneficiary of such a case. If compensation is sought for more than one person, any award granted may be split between all parties seeking compensation. The manner in which such compensation is split may be determined by a jury or by a judge.
British Columbia residents may be interested in some information on the subject of brain injuries. Due to the personal and financial costs associated with the injuries, they can have serious effects on a person's life.
A three-vehicle crash involving a commercial truck and two other vehicles took the life of an elderly woman riding on a power-operated mobility scooter on June 24 in Port Moody, according to the Port Moody police inspector. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ioco Road and Ungless Way. Reports say that the woman, 71, was riding her scooter with her daughter by her side when three vehicles collided at the intersection. One of the vehicles struck the elderly woman, killing her.
A two-vehicle accident in British Columbia left one person dead and one in serious condition on the afternoon of June 9, authorities reported. The accident occurred in Kamloops just north of Rayleigh on Highway 5. The deceased driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
In April 2012, a 28-year-old woman plunged to her death in a hang-gliding accident in Fraser Valley. A pilot who was a partner in the hang-gliding company was convicted on charges of criminal negligence by a British Columbia court and sentenced to five months in jail. Both he and his partner as well as several hang-gliding associations are now the subject of a civil lawsuit alleging gross negligence filed by the woman's parents.
At approximately 2 a.m. on Mar. 16, a 59-year-old man was pronounced dead as a result of an industrial accident at the Teck Coal Mountain mine in British Columbia. The mine is near Sparwood in southeaster BC. The operation is located on about 3,000 hectares of coal lands and produces coal for steel making and thermal uses. According to reports, a frozen rock fell from a vehicle and struck the man while he was filling his truck with water. He was transported to a nearby medical facility, but could not be resuscitated.