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.

“Since 2016, injured workers have lobbied for fundamental change to the WSIB in three key areas. These include eliminating the practice of determining future lost wages by deeming a worker to be working, even when unemployed; allowing more say from a worker’s treating health care professional and not relying only on company doctors; and reversing […]

“Injured workers and their supporters gathered in Charles Clark Square Tuesday to protest changes they say will make it harder to collect worker’s compensation.” Article: Workers rally against what they see as unfair compensation Author: Ryan Percy Date: May 15, 2019

“The Windsor Injured Workers is holding an action today to denounce the unjust treatment of injured workers that is being carried out by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the provincial government.” Article: Windsor Injured Workers participating in provincial Day of Action Author: OurWindsor.Ca Date: May 13, 2019  

“The line-by-line spending in the government estimates recently made public show a 13.5% budget cut ($16 million) to the Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Office charged with  a mandate to improve workplace safety.  Advocates note it makes no sense.” Article: Cuts to Prevention Office questioned Author: Injured Workers Online Date: May 12, 2019

“The provincial office tasked with preventing occupational injury, illness and death in Ontario will see $16 million in cuts this year, despite the fact the body is not taxpayer funded and does not impact the government’s bottom line.” Article: Cutting $16 million from Ontario office that prevents workplace deaths makes ‘no sense,’ advocates say Author: […]

“The WSIB workers compensation system is so far out of whack that it needs to be fundamentally revamped or reworked, says a member of the Manitoulin North Shore Injured Workers Group (MNSIWG).” Article: Injured workers group calls for revamping of workers compensation system Author: Tom Sasvari Date: May 3, 2019

“Bike couriers for Uber Eats in Ontario will now be covered by two types of accident and health insurance. Uber Eats will offer its own insurance, and the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will require the company to pay premiums for coverage under the board for its couriers.” Article: Uber Eats announces insurance […]

“More than 20 years ago, doctors were stumped to explain a bizarre neurological disorder that aggressively attacked Allan MacLean and stole his life away. So they gave it their best guess — deciding the rubber worker had an extremely rare condition known as Moyamoya Disease, a disorder never before seen in Canada and normally only […]

“On Sunday, April 28 … former workers, widows, children and grandchildren gathered to watch an early cut of a documentary about Peterborough’s GE workers and their struggle to seek compensation due to occupational diseases.” Article: Activist spirit re-ignited by Peterborough GE worker documentary Author: Taylor Clysdale Date: April 30, 2019

“Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is changing how premium rates are calculated for almost 300,000 registered businesses across the province. The WSIB hasn’t changed its rate setting scheme for more than 20 years, says Pamela Steer, the board’s chief financial officer.” Article: WSIB changing how employer premium rates are calculated Author: Alethea Spiridon Date: […]