Established in 1998, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is an independent agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. However, do you know how to navigate the various services provided by the agency? How much do you know about the provincial Act that governs the WSIB?
This course introduces participants to Ontario’s compensation system, available through WSIB, by exploring the history of compensation legislation, its principles and third party rights of action. Key definitions within the provincial system, including, worker, employer, accident, disablement, recurrence, secondary injuries, aggravation, occupational disease, stress and chronic pain, are defined.
Participants will learn:
- how to report injuries;
- how claims are filed;
- the responsibilities of the workplace parties and medical professionals;
- benefits and services for injured worker;
- Workplace Safety and Insurance Board time limits for dealing with issues; and
- the process flow for claims and appeals.