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.

“There are many Simcoe County residents fighting for WSIB coverage, she said. ‘We have a huge number of denials, we have people fighting on their own,’ she said. ‘Those people motivate me to get some kind of justice for them. Using the word justice for sick people — I shouldn’t have to use that.’ She […]

“The policy was an overdue addition to Ontario’s workers’ compensation regime, but a recent audit conducted by the WSIB shows that the rate of approved claims is abysmally low.” Article: The WSIB is Denying Most Chronic Mental Stress Claims Date: December 13, 2018

“The provincial workers’ compensation board has denied 94 per cent of chronic mental stress cases since new legislation extended benefits coverage to employees experiencing long-term trauma or harassment on the job, according to an internal Workplace Safety and Insurance Board audit obtained by the Star.” Article: Worker’s compensation board denies over 90 per cent of […]

“Since most of Kitchener’s rubber plants have closed, it’s only become harder for former workers to get their claims for occupational disease accepted. The WSIB has slashed the amount of compensation it doles out annually by almost half since 2010 — as the board responds to pressure to reduce costs and cut employers’ contributions.” Article: […]

“By passing Bill 47 this week, they made it clear — once again — how much disdain they have for workers in the province. We will remember this moment, and we will continue to fight for better labour protections.” Article: Ontario legislature passes controversial labour reform bill, repealing workers’ rights Author:  Ann Marie Elpa and […]

“If passed Bill 47 would repeal most of the workplace protections that were put into place about a year ago. These workplace protections aimed to ensure safety and well-being on the job.” Article: Here’s What’s Happening With Worker’s Sick Days in Ontario Author: Paige Petrovsky Date: November 22, 2018

“This year, Ontario’s workers’ compensation board began allowing chronic mental stress claims, which could include claims for psychological damage caused by long-term workplace bullying.” Article: Half of Canadians experience or witness bullying on the job, survey shows Author: Sara Mojtehedzadeh Date: November 19, 2018

“Among three popular food delivery apps in Ontario — Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes and Foodora — only Foodora is paying into the province’s work-related compensation system for its bike couriers. Marketplace’s investigation into this inconsistency has now led the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to launch a review.” Article: Ontario workplace safety board reviewing Uber […]

” Some lower premium rate might be sustainable. This looks like a return to the bad old days of penny-pinching at the expense of sick and injured workers.” Article: Slashing WSIB premiums could put more Peterborough-area workers at risk Author: Examiner Staff Date: November 13, 2018

“Injured worker Margery Wardle, of Ottawa, will talk about taking the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to court over mental illness, while there will be a founding member of the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups talking about the organization’s role and the advocacy it does” Article: Injured workers group in works for Grey-Bruce Author: […]