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Injured workers losing out on Ontario’s wage bump. Here’s why

TORONTO STAR by Sara Mojtehedzadeh, Work and Wealth Reporter

A practice at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board known as “deeming” is forcing injured workers into poverty, labour advocates say. Read more…

York Region

It's complicated

If you have a Longshore claim with an unscheduled injury, your permanent disability is based on your loss of wage earning capacity. If you have a scheduled injury, your permanent disability is based on a number of weeks of compensation for that particular type of injury. 614 more words

Workers Compensation

UPDATE and call-to-action with Kevon Smith:

Thanks to the 45 people who donated in solidarity with injured migrant worker Kevon Smith over the past three days, the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) felt intense pressure to re-examine Kevon’s case. 157 more words

URGENT call for solidarity with injured apple worker Kevon Smith

We are calling on supporters of Justice for Migrant Workers to please show solidarity through your material resources through the following Go Fund Me campaign:  201 more words

Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta focuses more on policy than workers: review

A review of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta has come forward with 60 recommendations for the government after finding the system often focuses more on the claims rather than the workers themselves. 614 more words

Canada

IAVGO publishes “Bad Medicine: the WSIB’s transformation of its health care spending”

It’s been my privilege to work with IAVGO Community Legal Clinic as a co-author of a report on how the WSIB has “transformed” its health care spending since 2010. 273 more words

The good, the bad and the ugly: the WSIB’s draft chronic mental stress policy

After three years of delay, things are moving quickly on chronic mental stress in Ontario. Two weeks ago, the government proposed changes to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act… 2,516 more words