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      Work Injury Law FAQ

      Navigating the legal aspects of personal injury can be complex and confusing. Get answers to some of your frequently asked questions on work injury law.

      Confused and in Need of Clarification?

      We would like to provide you with some immediate answers to relieve the initial stress that the mountain of questions your difficult situation has generated.

      The personal injury team at Himelfarb Proszanski has successfully handled over 10,000 cases in a large spectrum of personal injury and disability claim matters. We are sharing here answers to some of the questions people approaching us are asking most frequently.

      Please do not hesitate to get in touch (via phone, email, live chat support, or contact form) if you need any more precision, if anything is not clear enough, or if you feel you need any additional assistance or legal advice.

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      What if my injuries are preventing me from returning to work?

      If you can’t return to work, you should notify your employer. There are options to assist you financially and it’s important that you focus on your recovery. You may be entitled to Income Replacement Benefits from your insurance company, as well as short-term or long-term disability benefits through your employer. You may also be entitled to Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits.

      What if I can’t go back to my old job?

      Your employer may be able to offer you a modified or alternative position, depending on the job. If you refuse the modified position, which may include less pay, the insurance company may not be required to provide further job placement or training assistance.

      If your employer has no modified or alternate employment available, they will need to provide you with vocational rehabilitation benefits. Vocational rehabilitation is designed to get you back into the labour force through direct placement or by providing you with the necessary training for another occupation.

      What if I am a student and can’t return to school?

      If you can’t return to school, you are eligible for educational expenses incurred before the accident for tuition, books, equipment, or room and board. Your expenses can’t be greater than $15,000.00.

      You will need to provide your lawyer with all available evidence and testify in court, if necessary. In many cases, both parties settle out of court, which means that a negotiation will take place regarding the settlement sum, terms and conditions.

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