Day: June 8, 2020

“Workers compensation boards across Canada have received thousands of claims from employees who say they contracted COVID-19 on the job, underscoring how the pandemic has become a new workplace hazard for many Canadians. The flood of unconventional requests is prompting calls to expand the legal definition of occupational disease, which typically includes work-related cancers, asbestosis […]

Kidney cancer is one of about a dozen types of cancer that are considered presumptive for an Ontario firefighter, meaning they’re presumed to have been caused by exposures in the workplace and the firefighter doesn’t have to prove it to get WSIB coverage. But to qualify, you have to have 20 years as a firefighter […]