This workshop introduces participants to the compensation system in Ontario, the history and principles of compensation legislation and third party rights of action.
Key definitions within the system are described, including: worker, employer, accident, disablement, recurrence, secondary injuries, aggravation, occupational disease, stress and chronic pain.
Participants will learn:
- Injury reporting;
- How claims are filed;
- The responsibilities of the workplace parties;
- The role of medical professionals; and
- Benefits and services available to injured and ill workers.
Information on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), including time limits for dealing with issues are discussed and the process flow for claims and appeals are presented.