Seeking Justice: A Personal Injury Lawyer's Guide on How to Sue a Company in Ontario

February 21st, 2024
Sheena Sodhi
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public

In the unfortunate event of sustaining an injury due to a company’s negligence, seeking justice becomes a paramount concern. As personal injury lawyers in Ontario, we understand the common concerns individuals face when contemplating legal action against a company. 

We have assisted clients in suing a company for an injury by demonstrating negligence or liability, often focusing on workplace safety violations, product defects, or premises liability. Unlike other personal injury claims, such as motor vehicle accidents, these cases may involve complex corporate regulations and liability laws, requiring thorough investigation and evidence gathering to establish the company’s responsibility for the injury.

This guide aims to shed light on the process, providing insights and addressing the key concerns around how to sue a company in Ontario.

Understanding Liability

One of the first steps in pursuing legal action is determining the company’s liability. Establishing that the injury resulted from the company’s negligence or failure to provide a safe environment is crucial. As a personal injury lawyer, I emphasize the importance of gathering evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, and medical records to support your case.

Statute of Limitations

Time is of the essence in personal injury cases. In Ontario, there is a limited timeframe, known as the statute of limitations, within which you can file a lawsuit. Typically, injured parties have two years from the date of the incident to initiate legal proceedings. It is crucial to consult with a personal injury lawyer promptly to ensure compliance with these timelines.

Compensation Eligibility

Clients often ask about the types of compensation they may be entitled to. In Ontario, compensation may include medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We work closely with clients to assess their unique situation and build a case that maximizes their potential compensation.

Legal Costs and Fees

A common concern is the financial aspect of pursuing legal action. We typically work on a contingency fee basis, meaning clients only pay legal fees if the case is successful. This arrangement eases financial burdens for individuals seeking justice and allows them to focus on their recovery.


Suing a company in Ontario for a personal injury involves navigating legal complexities, but with the right guidance, individuals can seek the justice they deserve. As personal injury lawyers, our commitment is to provide support, address concerns, and guide clients through the legal process with empathy and expertise. If you find yourself in such a situation, don’t hesitate to consult with us to ensure your rights are protected and justice is served.

Contact us by filling out the form on our Contact Us page or call (905) 595-2225 for a free consultation.

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