WSIB Law Blog

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Below is our ongoing collection of citations tracking the latest news releases, media stories and blog posts on the topic of Ontario WSIB claims.

“Can we call it an accident if workers die from COVID-19 after proper personal protective equipment is under lock and key? Can we call it an accident that five workers have been killed at Fiera Foods or its affiliates over the last two decades, or when four migrant workers plunge to their death from a […]

“Ontario’s police leaders are calling on the Government of Ontario to immediately address systemic issues related to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the need for legislative and policy changes so that police services can better support their members while also maintaining the operational and fiscal integrity of police organizations. “ Article: Police […]

“Uber is going to court to block the release of its worker compensation reports, after the province’s information and privacy commissioner ordered they be disclosed to the media.” Article: Uber is going to court to block the release of workers’ compensation records Author: Sara Mojtehedzadeh Date: July 13, 2021

“About half of British Columbia workers who have a work injury or illness that results in time away from work do not report the injury or illness to WorkSafeBC. The two most common reasons workers give are not knowing they are entitled to compensation or how to apply, and not thinking it’s worth their time […]

“Janet Paterson, president of ONIWG, explained the WSIB uses ‘deeming’ to reduce the amount the injured worker receives for their weekly loss of earnings benefit, by claiming they are deemed fit to work a job usually based on 40 hours weekly and at least minimum wage. However, Paterson said many injured workers have no job […]

“Thistle’s decade-long battle with Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) came to an end last week when he opened his mailbox and found a series of cheques totalling $630,000.  ‘I opened the box and on top of the flyers I could see envelopes from WSIB. And then I went numb,’ he told CBC News.”  […]

“While Gray successfully fought for WSIB coverage, Elisa Roy wasn’t as fortunate. The medical laboratory assistant technician at Stratford General Hospital has been paying for treatment out of pocket after contracting COVID-19 in March 2020. Roy was the first hospital employee to get the virus, which also affected three others in the lab. ‘It’s stressful,’ […]

“Workers’ compensation claims for the region’s paramedics have jumped 73 per cent between 2016 and 2018, the union says.” Article: Union says pandemic taking a toll on paramedics Author: Catherine Thompson Date: June 24, 2021

“According to the Workplace Safety Insurance Board, there were 1,495 approved claims for COVID-19 in migrant farm workers from May to December last year, and 673 to June 11. “ Article: As migrant workers return to Ontario’s fields, ‘vaccinations will be the key’ to preventing COVID-19 outbreaks Author: Rob Ferguson Date: June 21, 2021

“In Ontario alone, 68 people have died from COVID-19 that they got at work and more than 25,500 had contracted it on the job as of May 31, according to the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). But advocates say those numbers could be even higher since they only include people who have submitted […]