Feb 242013
 

  If there are lawyers out there who will file a class action lawsuit against the Federal Government, then why is it that disabled workers who face the same discriminatory practices by WCB and approved by the Alberta Government, have such a hard time filing a class action law suit against the Alberta Government and [Read more…]

Feb 242013
 

Guilty pleas have been entered in relation to a 2007 roof collapse at a northern Alberta oilsands project that killed two Chinese temporary workers and injured four others.   Sinopec Shanghai Engineering Company (SSEC) Canada Ltd. pleaded guilty last month to three counts under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) of failing to ensure [Read more…]

Feb 242013
 

Click on the following link; http://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abwcac/doc/2012/2012canlii48455/2012canlii48455.html After reading this decision, there should be little doubt in any ones mind why the claimant has homicidal thoughts of killing the people who have been involved in this particular claim and as well other individuals involved in his three other earlier claims. Besides this claim, he has three [Read more…]

Feb 242013
 

  I have been asked on a number of occasions if a MRP decision is binding. According to Section 46.1, notably sub-section 5 and 6 a MRP’s findings are binding on the AC, the “Board” and all persons with a direct interest in the claim. According to sub section 6, the medical findings of a [Read more…]

Feb 242013
 

  Job sites prove deadly for Alberta workers. Deaths have increased 26 per cent in one category.   As the provincial economy heated up last year, the number of Albertans who died on work sites in various ways – everything from electrocutions and falling to being crushed by metal equipment – soared by 26 per [Read more…]

Feb 242013
 

  Cailynn Klingbeil, Edmonton Journal Published: Saturday, April 28 2012 EDMONTON – Workers killed or injured on the job were commemorated as part of an international Day of Mourning on Friday. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees held a memorial ceremony to mark the day of remembrance, which was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress [Read more…]

Feb 242013
 

  Although 2011 was the ninth straight year that the province saw a decline in time-loss injuries, the overall injury rate has gone up, according to the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (http://www.wcbsask.com/WCBPortalWeb/appmanager/WCBPortalWeb/WCBPortalWeb). The province’s time-loss injury rate (the rate of injured workers not able to return to their next regularly scheduled day of work) dropped [Read more…]

Sep 122012
 

Click on the following link http://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abwcac/doc/2012/2012canlii49808/2012canlii49808.html I find it disturbing that simple claims like this one would result in a having to go through the appeals process.   When I was involved with Justice Friedman in his investigation of the appeals process as an advisor, one of my recommendations was for full disclosure and based [Read more…]

Sep 062012
 

Workers compensation board to repay nearly $4 million   Kevin Bissett The Canadian Press Posted: Sep 5, 2012 7:35 PM AT Last Updated: Sep 5, 2012 7:53 PM AT   New Brunswick’s workers’ compensation board is repaying close to $4 million to 901 people as a result of a court ruling earlier this year that [Read more…]