If an injury at work requires medical assistance, results in lost time from work or lost income, you may be entitled to file a claim for benefits with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
Fink & Bornstein has extensive experience in matters relating to the WSIB. Our legal counsel will:
* Provide a legal opinion on your claim;
* Defend your interests, rights and responsibilities stemming from your injury;
* Help you receive the medical and financial support you are entitled to;
* Protect you from further injury at your workplace; and
* Ensure your return to work, with proper accommodation.
WSIB has a new Return to Work Policy obligation for employers, the Work Reintegration Program (WR).
In November 2010 the WSIB announced new policies to compel Employers to return injured Workers to their former place of employment. These policies apply to all injured Workers no matter what their year of accident, or status in the Labour Market Re-entry Program. Penalties are one year's benefits, plus LMR costs, anywhere from $20,000.00-$70,000.00.
Our firm has specialized in the management of Return to Work obligations for 20 years. We can help you come to the most expedient resolution. Return to Work meetings are quasi judicial proceedings where determinations are made with many thousands of dollars of potential liability at stake."tab2
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RICHARD A. FINK is recognized by Lexis Legal information as being the number one advocate (in appearances) at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT). Richard A. Fink is a lawyer certified by the governing body of lawyers, (Law Society of Upper Canada) as a specialist. Richard has extensive experience with handling:
Workers Comp, WSIB, WSIAT, (OHSA) Occupational Health and Safety and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Appeals for all types of benefits including:
Every employer and employee wants to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. Employers, managers, supervisors, and ordinary workers have legal obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) to do just that.
The OHSA has three basic aims:
* It sets out the legal duties of everyone in the workplace with respect to safety;
* It establishes requirements to deal with workplace hazards; and
* It creates an enforcement regime to ensure compliance with its rules and regulations.
- You were injured at work; and/or
- You experience medical issues that could be from your job duties and/or work exposure at work (Ex. repetitive strain/sprain, hearing loss, chronic pain disability, PTSD, chemical exposure, etc.).
You have 6 months from the date of the injury or when you first knew of the medical issue, to file your Form 6.
Notify your Employer of the work injury or medical issue, as soon as it is known to you.
Seek medical attention for the work injury or medical issue, as soon as it is known to you.
After January 1st, 1998:
From January 1st, 1990:
Before January 1st, 1990: