You are invited to join our Thunder Bay Injured Workers’ weekly zoom gatherings every Tuesday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon. You can also join by telephone. Check out the poster below for more info. https://zoom.us/j/895698710?pwd=QldVdUlRNFpvKzhBbytSeDlhdzhuQT09 Please share with anyone or their family who are dealing with a workplace injury or disease. Thanks.
As we continue to adjust to our ongoing office closure, Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic will begin having online town hall/education events about pressing issues related to Workers Compensation. We will kick things off next Wednesday, May 27th at 3pm, with a session titled: COVID-19 Crisis – Is WSIB there for the injured?Presented by IWC staff, [Read more…]
Article in The Star, April 5, 2020. Peter Martin doesn’t get it. Workers who have suddenly lost their livelihoods due to the COVID-19 crisis are receiving $2,000 a month from Ottawa to keep them afloat. And soon students will be getting between $1,250 and $1,750 a month to make up for the loss of summer jobs. Yet [Read more…]
Article from The Star, May 11, 2020. VANCOUVER—British Columbia is changing its workers’ compensation system to make it easier for those sick with COVID-19 to make claims for lost pay — the type of reforms Ontario workers have been seeking for more than a month. All workers in industries deemed essential by B.C. will be able to make a [Read more…]
By Alvin Finkel If you have an injury at work but it’s fixable and you can return to work in a relatively short time, the workers’ compensation program will likely work out OK for you. If your injury is long-term and particularly life-long and a return to work is simply impossible, the Workers’ Compensation Board [Read more…]
To download and read the OFL letter to the government on Worker’s Compensation for COVID-19, click here. To download and read the OFL proposal to the Ontario government regarding COVID-19 details, click here. Source: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/04/06/province-urged-to-make-workers-compensation-automatic-for-essential-employees-diagnosed-with-covid-19.html Province urged to make workers’ compensation automatic for essential employees diagnosed with COVID-19 By Sara Mojtehedzadeh, Work and Wealth Reporter Worker [Read more…]
An expert advisory committee is reviewing Alberta’s automobile insurance system to reduce costs for consumers and ensure the system is sustainable. More information.
Here’s the article that recently appeared in Toronto Life on an injured worker who became homeless after turning 65.
Here is the most recent infographic from the ONIWG Research Action Committee. It shows how total benefits for workers hurt on the job fell by $2.3 billion annually while employers profited by $2.8 billion in reduced premiums. On the back side, we share a real life story of how injured workers and their families are [Read more…]
Bruce Junker More: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3458362990846570&id=100000187088955 Each Year Workers Compensation Corporation “TARGETS” the most Severely Injured Workers for Claim Termination, recent internet websites have identified $Bonus Structure$ comp employees are rewarded with for “Closing Claim Files” – This couldn’t be more serious for severely injured in “Severe Pain” – Physicians prescribe “Handfuls” of Pills” treating symptoms, while [Read more…]