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Editor: Maryth Yachnin

In the Course of Employment: When a Plaintiff Should Really be a WSIB Claimant

In the Course of Employment: When a Plaintiff Should Really be a WSIB Claimant

  • 01 mars 2017
  • Karen E. Jacques

There are times when it is not immediately clear whether an injured party ought to be considered In the Course of Employment, and therefore required to seek compensation through WSIB benefits rather than through a civil action lawsuit. It is important for representatives on both sides of the equation to carefully consider this possibility at the earliest opportunity.

New Causation Test for Occupational Disease: <em>British Columbia (Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority, 2016 SCC 25</em>

New Causation Test for Occupational Disease: British Columbia (Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority, 2016 SCC 25

  • 21 octobre 2016
  • Stephen C. Roberts

Mr. Roberts, a Certified Specialist in Workplace Safety and Insurance Law, reflects on a recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision. It is rare to see a Workers' Compensation matter before the SCC. In the BC v. Fraser Health matter, the SCC clarified the standard of proof for causation in occupational disease claims. Further, the SCC reinforced that a high degree of deference may be given to tribunal decisions for a judicial review regarding the "patently unreasonable" test.

Reluctance of Reconsidering Decisions

  • 07 juin 2016
  • Michelle M. Lomazzo

Policy 11-01-14, Reconsiderations of Decisions, states, “The WSIB may reconsider any decision made by it and may confirm, amend or revoke the decision. The WSIB may do so at any time if the WSIB considers it advisable to do so.”

Droit de la protection de la vie privée, Accidents de travail

Bill 163: First Responders with PTSD

  • 11 avril 2016
  • Stephen Roberts and Claire Bebbington

Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responder’s Act (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), 2016, moved quickly through the Legislature with support from all parties.

Accidents de travail

Overview of the WSIB’s Approach to Time Limits

  • 18 janvier 2016
  • Cézanne Charlebois, M.A., LL.B

In 2012 and 2013, the WSIB undertook an overhaul of its Appeals Services Division to provide better, more accountable and more efficient service to all stakeholders.

Accidents de travail

2015 Ron Ellis Award - Honouring David Wilken

  • 16 novembre 2015
  • Maryth Yachnin

On June 23, 2015, David Wilken received the Ron Ellis Award in recognition of his contribution to workers’ compensation law in Ontario.

Accidents de travail

WSIAT Caselaw Update: Assessing the Impact

  • 13 octobre 2015
  • Sarah Schumacher

On September 16, 2015 the OBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section reprised the WSIAT caselaw update dinner program. Ryan Conlin from Stringer LLP chaired the event. Laura Russell from Matthews Dinsdale & Clark LLP provided the employer side perspective while Christine Davies from Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP provided the worker side perspective.

Accidents de travail