Ontario WSIB

Workers Comp and the Final-Say Procedures—Time for Statutory Reform

Toronto Star, front-page headline – October 5, 2017 “Tribunal Overturns WSIB Practice of Cutting Migrant Aid” NOT ACTUALLY TRUE Time for a Statutory Reform of the Final-Say Procedures   The Issue The migrant-worker decision of the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance …

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ONT. WSIB—Getting the Pe-Existing Conditions Policy Before the Courts, Now!

The Issue and The Context The Board’s post November 2014 operational policies in which the level of permanent impairment  resulting from a workplace injury is to be determined by discounting for asymptomatic pre-existing conditions constitute an arbitrary and unlawful repudiation …

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Ontario WSIAT – Pre-existing Degenerative Disc Disease – A Surprise, a Missed Opportunity

A SURPRISE, A MISSED OPPORTUNITY Pre-existing, Asymptomatic DDD Conditions Not Grounds for Impairment-Rating Reductions (As a Matter of Interpretation) INTRODUCTION If the Ontario WSIB thought that through its November 2014 publication of its Operational Policy on “Determining the Degree of …

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