Why You Need a Work Injury Lawyer
Work Injury claims are complex and confusing. The paperwork is extensive and critical time limits must be met. There are many benefits available through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) that you may not be aware of. You may even have the right to sue your employer and not know it. If your benefits have been denied or terminated you must file a form called an ‘Objection’ and adhere to the applicable time limits in order to not lose your right to appeal. Your Work Injury Lawyer helps you navigate the system, maximize your claims and ensure you receive all the care needed as well as the full compensation you deserve.
What Your Work Injury Lawyer Will Do
Your Work Injury Lawyer determines whether you are eligible for WSIB benefits, based on one of two categories to which coverage extends: Schedule 1 (which is categorized into nine industry classes) or Schedule 2 (which includes industries that are self-insured). Your Work Injury Lawyer determines whether you fit the technical definition of “worker” and whether the circumstances of your work injury are within the parameters that determine a WSIB case. WSIB guidelines determine whether your injury arises “out of and in the course of employment”. There are three factors to consider in order to meet this test: place, time, and activity.
As part of the complex and comprehensive analysis required in any case involving a work injury, your Work Injury lawyer reviews the facts of your case and determines if your claim should proceed within the WSIB system or if you have the right to sue. This is known as an election. There are urgent time limits in place to make this election. Your Work Injury Lawyer will ensure that you make the right choice and that you do so in time.
Whether your claim remains within the WSIB or whether you opt to elect out, it is crucial to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the facts surrounding your work related accident. Himelfarb Proszanski immediately engages its network of investigators, engineers, and safety officers in order to exhaustively investigate on your behalf. They obtain your employer’s records, review and obtain any security footage that may have captured the incident, identify all witnesses that are favorable to your case, and conduct any necessary on-site investigations and accident reconstructions.
You will have medical and financial needs that must be met. Himelfarb Proszanski personal injury lawyers work with our vast network of medical experts and other professionals to ensure that you are receiving all of the benefits to which you are entitled, and all of the care that you need.
Leaders in Personal Injury Law with Over 3000 Cases Settled
How it Works
At Himelfarb Proszanski we have extensive experience appearing before all levels of the WSIB including conducting appeals. We have unmatched expertise in the field of work related injuries. Our Work Injury Lawyers use this expertise to determine whether your claim should proceed through WSIB or whether you have a right to sue. A decision must be made early in the process and can have a significant impact on your recovery. For example, the compensation for pain and suffering in WSIB is capped at $45,000 whereas the compensation for pain and suffering in a civil lawsuit is capped at $350,000.
How We Work with You
Why Choose HIMPRO?
Himelfarb Proszanski is a leading law firm with full service personal injury lawyers. We provide a combined century of trial experience which has led to the successful settlement of over 3,000 cases with combined settlement value in excess of ½ billion dollars. And finally, we’re the only firm to offer you the HIMPRO Advantage™.
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Our Exclusive Guarantee
- Your injury is assessed and your options are discussed
- Your rights are protected and your claim is pursued
- Your disability and other benefits are secured
- You or a loved one obtains the award they deserve
- You receive updates throughout the entire process – Our Communication Guarantee
- Your injury assessments are booked with respected specialists
- Your rehabilitation is optimized and personalized using our extensive network of rehabilitation and medical specialists
- Your rehabilitation is monitored and tracked
- Your case is managed by our lawyers from start to finish
- You are made aware of options designed to maximize your settlement amount
What We Offer
- Free Case Evaluation
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- Hospital & Home Visits
Visits are available free of charge anywhere in Ontario.
- No Fees Unless We Win
Our guarantee: we don’t get paid until your case settles.