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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.

“A new website created by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre allows users to explore risks of disease for Ontario workers in five industry sectors and hundreds of occupation groups, with additional sectors coming soon.” Article: Occupational Cancer Research Centre offers new website on cancer risk and more Author: Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills […]

“Smith said more research is needed to understand the particular impact of poor workplace safety during the pandemic on temporary and low-wage workers whose experiences were not captured in the survey. ‘The pandemic has been going on for more than eight months,’ he said. ‘That’s a long time to feel vulnerable in the workplace.’ “ […]

“Hastings-Quinte paramedics are shouldering more and more duties as the pandemic continues, but they’re also supporting one another. The peer support team, created three years ago by Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services, is a group of eight paramedics spread across all of the service’s platoons. ‘We were noticing an increase in people going off with distress injuries, an […]

“But Amazon’s own internal safety records paint a far bleaker picture than its standing at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). An analysis of hundreds of WSIB claims obtained by the Star through a Freedom of Information request reveals how Amazon aggressively disputes, challenges or undermines the severity of its workers’ injuries — a […]

“Additionally, the nurse raised concerns that some staff may not disclose that they have a cough or a fever because they could end up off work without pay. “WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board) won’t cover it. Your sick time, they said ‘if you get COVID, we can’t prove it was transmitted from the hospital’ […]

“About 1,425 claims have been disallowed in Ontario as of Nov. 13, including hundreds in front-line industries such as health care. Newberry said the disallowed claims — along with the fact that the WSIB pays only 85 per cent of a worker’s full salary — don’t fit with declarations that these workers are “heroes” keeping […]

“The Department of National Defence (DND) told the advisers to take their claims to the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) — which has no experience with evaluating claims based on service in a war zone. Many of the advisers saw their claims delayed or rejected.” Article: Ontario workplace injury board considers Afghan war […]

“Recently, Tom Teahen, president of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) announced his resignation, with little fanfare. So far, the only public mention of this has been via his Twitter account. While his departure has yet to make waves, his time at the helm of Canada’s largest workers compensation system certainly has. As the […]

“Workers won the right to claim chronic mental stress benefits at the WSIB in 2018, after years of advocacting from legal clinics and criticism from the former chair of the appeals tribunal itself. But the claims must meet specific criterial set out in the board’s policy– and over the past two years, 94 per cent […]

“The majority of COVID-19-related claims to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) from workers in Ottawa involve employees in long-term care facilities and retirement homes, but a union that represents many of those workers believes the number should be much higher, and is encouraging its members to file more claims.” Article: WSIB claims from […]