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.

“Groups that represent injured workers held a rally in Greater Sudbury on Friday, to protest how the Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) distributes its surplus funds. T. T. Scott, a spokesperson with the Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre, said the WSIB has been cutting workers benefits for years to increase its surplus.” Article: […]

“A newly formed coalition of workers’ rights advocates from across the province is calling for a major overhaul of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The Occupational Disease Reform Alliance (ODRA), introduced on Oct. 29, wants the WSIB to formally recognize occupational disease and make the compensation claims process easier and faster to navigate, […]

“The Ontario government is introducing legislation that will allow the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to return up to $3 billion in excess funds to employers with clean accident records. The move was blasted by workers’ rights advocates and unions, who called it a pre-election ploy and said the money should go toward helping injured […]

” ‘Workers were poisoned by chemicals. That’s clear,’ Dr. Kerin says. ‘The science supports that opinion and the symptoms and signs that we found and those workers further substantiated it.’ Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) did not agree. Even though it acknowledges a cohort exposure problem on its website, and compensated more than […]

“Meanwhile Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board numbers show that “mental disorder or syndromes” claims have gone up significantly in the last decade, from 512 claims in 2010 to 1,813 last year.” Article: Workers in the Yukon and across Canada reporting more mental health injuries Author: Danielle d’Entremont Date: September 24, 2021

“When former police officer Ralph Thistle finally received $630,000 in lost wages, he thought his lengthy battle was finally over. But now, Toronto police are taking the first step to potentially appeal the payment, CBC News has learned. … CBC News first told Thistle’s story last June. Soon afterward, his 14-year battle for compensation ended […]

“The tool will be useful considering that 62 per cent of Ontarians say they have become more interested in workplace health and safety since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a WSIB survey. Also, 82 per cent would want to check out the health and safety information of a workplace before starting a new job there.” […]

“Some people will be changed forever by long COVID, says Dr. Shawn Marshall, who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Ottawa Hospital. Treating COVID-19 long haulers has become part of the rehabilitation work he does. And, with a fourth wave underway, there is no end in sight. … Many of the patients Marshall […]

“During her keynote speech, the former Elliot Lake resident says it will be bittersweet for her as she focuses on the stories of the six miners; how they lived, worked, and contributed to their families and communities. She notes three of the six being inducted are there due to the McIntyre Powder Project work, and […]

“But more than 10 years after her sister’s injury, Francine said she’s still fighting the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to modify her home so she can properly care for her sister while Cynthia is confined to a hospital bed set up in the family’s living room.” Article: Why a GTA woman is still […]