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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 Schedule1 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.
How it Works and How We Work with You
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. If your claim proceeds within the WSIB system, your WSIB Lawyer will use his/her specialized expertise to ensure you have access to all your available benefits which include: loss of earnings, non-economic loss, loss of retirement income, future economic loss, health care benefits, personal care allowance, home care, vehicle modification and home modification. We have extensive experience appearing before all levels of the WSIB including conducting appeals.
If you elect to sue, our vast experience coupled with our access to an extensive network of experts, enables us to build the key elements of your case in order to maximize your financial recovery. We have settled over 3,000 cases and have grossed over ½ billion in settlements. That’s the HimPro Advantage™. We’re smart, ethical and dedicated to getting you, our client, the best medical care and compensation possible. There are no upfront costs. We get paid only after your case is settled. That’s the HimPro Advantage™.
Here’s What Our Clients Say
Often the public perceives lawyers in a negative way; but I can honestly say that David Himelfarb has the utmost ethical standards of any lawyer that I have dealt with. He took the time to explain the particulars of my case, was always available to take my calls, always returned my calls and his team of Clerks and Assistants were equally as professional and courteous. Should I ever need legal representation, I can assure you that I will retain his firm.
My no fault benefit claim was handled by the firm and was settled quickly and for a very good amount. The firm is extremely professional and dedicated. I would highly recommend the firm to anyone who has been involved in a serious accident.
Victoria A. - Toronto, ON
I would like to extend a sincere thank you for your assistance regarding the legal issues and my claim for disability benefits. Your knowledge and expertise led to a quick resolution and a successful outcome. From the onset, you were honest with me about my case and yet always kept me in the loop as to what was going on. I appreciated your “up front” approach from our first meeting.
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