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.

“As a long term advocate for injured and disabled workers in Ontario, I have seen how hard it is to ge the WSIB to approve a claim for disease,” spokesperson Steve Mantis says. “With our present system, the worker must prove their illness is a direct result of a workplace exposure. Now, who can prove […]

“Leng was able to quickly access treatment and benefits through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) because of new provincial legislation adopted in 2016 for first responders with PTSD claims. He had high praise for the way his absence was handled by both WSIB and Hamilton police.” Article: A Hamilton cop opens up about […]

“In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Ontario is deferring premium reporting and payments for all businesses for six months through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). This will amount to an average of $1,760 for about 275,000 Ontario employers.” Article: Ontario defers WSIB payments for 6 months Author: Jim Wilson Date: March 27, […]

“Throughout Canada, the various provincial workers’ compensation boards have provided guidelines relating to the coverage of benefits for coronavirus cases. Since most instances of coronavirus aren’t work-related and don’t need to be reported to these board, they acknowledge that there may be a few exceptions based on the nature of employment and the extent of […]

“Workplace accidents happen every day across Canada. In 2018, employers racked up 264,438 lost time claims, according to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada.  And so, while accident prevention is a necessary pursuit, employers and safety professionals also need to be aware of steps to take post-accident.” Article: Steps to consider after a […]

“The following recommended solutions and resources are a non-exhaustive list and represents the urgently needed supports for all workers in Ontario, especially those most vulnerable among us. These required responses have been compiled with input from our affiliated members and from our community partners.  … Ensure full workers’ compensation to any worker who interacts with […]

“The federal and provincial governments are recommending that where possible, workers should stay home. But without effective protections including paid leaves, workplace closures, staying home, or refusing unsafe work many workers will be unable to follow the directives of public health officials, or implement basic safety procedures without forfeiting their pay. In turn, this would […]

“To help protect people from the spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to close our offices to the public. We are continuing to pay all wage-loss benefits  and we have ensured all Loss of Earning (LOE) benefits are up to date. We also have staff in place to help manage any new claims as quickly as […]

“Davidson is nearing the end of her leave and is worried about how long she’ll last before burning out — not because of her clients, but because of her employers. Previously, she says she had injured her back at work, but was afraid to report it at the time. ‘A lot of (agencies) will just […]

“No matter what you call them — musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) or repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) — sprains and strains account for almost 50 per cent of all allowed lost-time claims in Ontario workplaces, according to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Between 2009 and 2018, about 190,000 Ontario workers lost time due to sprains […]