Personal Injuries

Biomechancial Services - Arcon Forensic Engineers

Our experts focus on issues associated with human injury. We are able to undertake a wide range of investigations from motor vehicle related injuries, slips/trips/falls, human factors covering physical performance and injury, to sports related injury. To draw conclusions about the origins of injuries, we will review medical reports, diagnostic imaging, assess equipment condition and design, and any motor vehicles or structural components that were involved.

Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Accidents

Occupant injuries may result from motor vehicle accidents and can be apparent immediately after the collision or take time to develop. The speed and movement of the vehicle, exterior vehicle interactions, occupant position/ orientation, restraint and movement are all contributing factors to the resulting injuries. Injury origins can be investigated whether the injuries relate to a driver/occupant (motor vehicle), operator (motorcycle, bicycle), or pedestrian.

Loss of Balance (Slips/Trips/Falls)

Slips, trips, and falls are injuries that may originate from stair ascent/descent, walkway navigation, or ladder operation for example. These investigations are cross-disciplinary and done in collaboration with our structural investigators to address issues of design (building code compliance), condition, and maintenance alongside issues of human movement and perception. Floor/shoe friction, foot clearance, stability, and physiological perception are often considered when determining the origin of a slip, trip or fall.  Arcon is one of the few forensic engineering companies in Canada to use the industry standard BOT-3000 Digital Tribometer (slip resistance tester) from Regan Scientific Instruments when assessing slip resistance.  The BOT-3000 provides precise, repeatable results that virtually eliminates the guesswork and variability associated with other slip resistance testing methods and is compliant with ANSI A137.1, B101.1 & B101.3 standard test methods.  Investigations are further enhanced by the ability of the BOT-3000 to measure both static and dynamic coefficients of friction.

Human Factors

Human injuries in the field and in the workplace occur on a frequent basis due to issues of training, protocol, and equipment. We investigate perception/performance issues of vision, hearing, and strength alongside task requirements in order to identify the origin and cause.


Civil & Structural Assessments Collision Reconstruction Crash Data Retrieval Electrical Malfunctions Evidence Preservation Fires & Explosions Mechanical Failures Metallurgical (Materials) Analysis Personal Injuries Structural Design & Reconstruction

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Daniel Couture Joins the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
Jan 15, 2020

At the recent NAFE Winter Conference, Daniel Couture was elected to the organization's Board ofDirectors.

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Arcon Sponsors the 2020 OIAA Professional Development Conference
Jan 13, 2020

Arcon Forensic Engineers is pleased to sponsor the lunch portion of the 2020 OIAA Professional Development Conference on Wednesday January 22nd.

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WP Radio Trivia Show Sponsored by Arcon Forensic Engineers
Jan 06, 2020

Arcon Forensic Engineers announces sponsorship of the 2020 season of WP Radio.

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Arcon Enters Its 55th Year of Serving the Canadian Property & Casualty Insurance Market
Jan 01, 2020

As one, if not the pioneer of forensic engineering for the Canadian property and casualty insurance market, Arcon Forensic Engineers has seen a lot of changes over the years.

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