Why You Need a WSIB Lawyer
The WSIB (Worker Safety Information Board) has stringent time limits that must be adhered to. If you fail to meet your obligations in a timely fashion, the chance of a claim denial escalates dramatically. Compound these time limits with multiple and confusing forms that must be completed and filed and the process becomes a logistic nightmare. In addition there are other benefits available that the WSIB does not publicize – including the right to sue your employer.
If, even after doing everything correctly, your WSIB claim is denied you now must file an “Objection” form. Once again, strict time limits are in force. If you haven’t already retained an expert WSIB Lawyer, at this point you absolutely should. Your WSIB Lawyer is highly trained with the knowledge in how to counter and overcome the objections that the WSIB puts in your path, while getting you all the compensation you deserve.
What Your WSIB Lawyer Will Do
The first step is for your WSIB Lawyer to determine if you are eligible for WSIB benefits. Eligibility is determined first if your case falls under Schedule 1 covering nine industry groupings or Schedule 2 which is applicable to self-insured claimants. Following this, it is necessary to determine if you are considered a ‘worker’ and if the circumstances of your accident fall within the scope of a WSIB defined situation. The core issue to determine and validate is “did your injury occur during, or as a result of, the course of employment”. From these findings your WSIB Lawyer will determine if your optimum benefits can be obtained within the WSIB system or if you have the right to sue. This decision is called an election and stringent time limits are in place. Your WSIB Lawyer ensures you make the best choice and that all paperwork is filed within the proper time constraints.
Your WSIB Lawyer will review or instigate a comprehensive investigation into all the facts surrounding your injury including the acquisition of your employer’s records, security footage, conduct on-site investigations and accident reconstructions. Our network of medical experts and other professionals will gather, review and analyze all your medical records and prognoses; we will refer you to other specialists if we feel it will help substantiate your claims. Our over-riding intent is to ensure that you are receiving all of the benefits to which you are entitled and all the quality medical care you need.
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Retaining your WSIB Lawyer immediately after suffering a work-related injury is crucial. WSIB time limits begin the day of your injury and that time is limited. The decision to proceed within the WSIB system or to sue can have a significant impact of your settlement. As an example, compensation for pain and suffering within WSIB is capped at $45,000 whereas the compensation for pain and suffering in a civil lawsuit is capped at $350,000. You may choose to forego the WSIB claim and file a Tort claim instead. Having an experienced lawyer to help you with the decision is imperative.
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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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- Your disability and other benefits are secured
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- Your rehabilitation is optimized and personalized using our extensive network of rehabilitation and medical specialists
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