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WSIB and Some of the Evidence it Will Have to Confront in Castrillo

Introduction The author’s March 10, 2017, post in this website described the highlights and implications of the Court of Appeal decision in Castrillo, the Fink & Bornstein class action against Ontario’s WSIB. The class action claims that the Board was …

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Tribunal Adjudication, Post # 2 – oral hearings important mostly because of the additional information they provide

The UCL empirical study of tribunal adjudication referred to in the previous post which shows that disability claims are 2.5 times more likely to be successful if the tribunal’s decision follows an oral hearing, also examined why that might be …

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Dissembling Statistics in Workers’ Compensation Systems

INTRODUCTION “dissemble” – to give a false or misleading appearance. The concept of “dissembling statistics” is conveniently illustrated in Chapter Three of Charles Wheelan’s 2012, New York Times best-selling book, “Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data”, where the …

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Administrative Justice – WSIB ‘paper doctors’ – Not a Systemic Problem? HANG ON A MINUTE.

INTRODUCTION On Sunday July 10,  the Toronto Star’s front-page headline read: WSIB review defends use of ‘paper doctors’. The reference to the Ontario WSIB’s “paper doctors” first appeared in a November 2015 report by the Ontario Federation of Labour and …

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