When flood waters rise, the first concern is always evacuation of those in immediate danger. But once the immediate threat to life has subsided, the insurance community begins to assess the damage. In catastrophic loss situations, the overwhelming amount of damage can be daunting. So, where do you start?
In March 2018, the daily newspaper La Presse revealed that organized crime had infiltrated the contaminated soils disposal and transport industry. The Naphthalene investigation, led by the Sûreté du Québec, reportedly found that hundreds of thousands of tons of heavily contaminated soils from construction sites located in the Montreal area were illegally released into the environment.
If Aesop illustrated the handling of litigation files ... he would try to make people understand that it is important to begin immediately. In the famous fable the tortoise and the hare, our friend the tortoise, through regular and tireless work, won a race which seemed unattainable at the start!
Recognized around the world for his exceptional sense of deduction, Sherlock Holmes was driven by his thirst for truth and desire to reveal the culprits in the shadows with solid evidence. One of the arrows in his quiver was the use of avant-garde tools, which allowed him to collect clues and validate his hypotheses.
Lack of protocol is often the root cause of accidents. Did you know that in 2018, over 1000 workplace fatalities occurred in Canada? Heat sources near flammable substances, poorly constructed stairs, vehicle collisions, the causes vary.
Insurance claims requiring the services of a professional having a solid expertise in the field of mould management represent a significant percentage of the assignments entrusted each year to our Environmental team.
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