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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.

“The plan also states that temporary foreign workers are entitled to the same benefits and protections as any other worker in Ontario. That includes workers’ compensation benefits, which are administered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). However, Ramsaroop claimed employers are reneging on their obligation to file workers’ compensation claims, and estimates that […]

“Temporary foreign workers are entitled to the same benefits and protections as any other worker in Ontario. That includes workers’ compensation benefits, which are administered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). It also includes protections afforded by the Employment Standards Act. Under Ontario’s new infectious disease emergency leave provisions, a worker’s job is […]

“Ford also promised that farmworkers would be eligible for WSIB if they test positive. Migrant workers themselves have detailed unsafe living and working conditions amid the pandemic, with advocacy groups calling it an ‘human rights catastrophe in the making.’ “ Article: Ontario extends state of emergency to July 15 Author: Jon Meyer Date: June 24, 2020

“But Christine Arnott, the public affairs manager with the Work and Safety Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB), says if you feel you’ve developed an injury as a result of their job, you should always report a claim. ‘It is the WSIB’s responsibility to determine if a claim is work-related … Every decision we make will […]

“The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) tells us that 1,027 workplace fatalities were recorded in Canada in 2018, an increase of 76 lives lost over the previous year. Among these deaths were 27 young workers aged 15 to 24. AWCBC also recorded 264,438 accepted claims (an increase from 251,508 the previous year) […]

“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 […]

“We call these workers heroes, while the WSIB is ignoring or rejecting their claims. Wouldn’t it make common sense to presume that an extremely infectious disease was contracted in their frontline workplace?” asked Willy Noiles, ONIWG’s executive vice-president.” Article: Injured Workers rally online today Author: DCN-JOC News Services Date: June 1, 2020

“Within days of COVID-19 related business shutdowns, the Province of Ontario and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) delivered a premium-deferral package for employers that offered 1.9 billion dollars in immediate relief. In the six weeks that have followed the bailout for employers, no measures have been adopted to assist injured workers themselves – […]

” ‘The older miners would have silicosis and the younger ones now are showing up with Parkinson’s.’ Harrison says his initial claim with WSIB was denied. The WSIB says those who had claims turned down in the past should contact the organization to have their case reviewed. Harrison says he plans to do that.” Article: […]