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Limitations on Benefits for Workers Over the Age of 63: A Review of Recent Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal Decisions

  • 17 décembre 2014
  • Lisa Ostrom

As the number of individuals over the age of 65 continues to rise, the issue of entitlement to loss of earnings benefits for injured workers over the age of 63 is becoming increasingly relevant. Accordingly, this article will review two recent Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal decisions that have been released since the split decision in Tribunal Decision No. 512/06.

2014 Ron Ellis Award: Honouring Laura Russell

  • 04 décembre 2014
  • Ann Somerville

Laura Russell was presented with the 2014 Ron Ellis Award at the Awards Dinner on June 17, 2014 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to workers' compensation in Ontario.

Human rights claims against the WSIB: Evolving caselaw

  • 18 août 2014
  • Maryth Yachnin

In recent decisions of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), decision-makers have provided clarification about where it is appropriate for the HRTO to hear claims of discriminatory conduct by the WSIB.

Pre-Existing Conditions Policy

  • 18 juin 2014
  • Michelle Lomazzo

WSIB joins other jurisdictions in developing policy specific to adjudicating claims where pre-existing conditions are present.

Divisional Court Dismisses Judicial Review of WSIAT Decision

  • 28 avril 2014
  • John Bartolomeo

The Tribunal has continued its near flawless run on judicial review applications. In late December of 2013, the Divisional Court dismissed an application for judicial review of the Tribunal’s decision regarding a right to sue application in Dicks,(Ontario) Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal v. Bellissimo.