If you have sustained injures on the job and you are unable to return to work, continue reading to learn how our Toronto work injury lawyer can assist you. Here are some questions you may have regarding work injuries in Toronto:
What are the most common workplace injuries?
There is a range of injuries that individuals can sustain on the job. Most injuries are covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario. Some of these conditions and injuries that are covered by the Board include the following:
- Workplace accidents
- Hearing loss
- Occupational diseases
- Psychological conditions
If you can prove that you developed your medical condition on the job or that you were injured on the job, you are likely covered under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario.
What steps should I take after being injured on the job?
If you have sustained a work injury, the first step you should take is to report the incident to your employer right away. You must also seek medical treatment immediately. You are legally obligated to report your workplace injury if you require medical treatment, if you are unable to return to work, or if you are being paid a lesser amount than normal due to being unable to work as many hours as a result of your injury.
What benefits could I be eligible for?
You may be eligible for a range of benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario if you were injured on the job.
The WSIB should provide you with compensation to cover the cost of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Employment benefits
- Retirement benefits.
You may also be eligible to receive a NEL award in some cases which will compensate you for the indefinite effect that your workplace injury has had on your life.
How long will I have to report my workplace injury?
You must file your claim within six months of the date of your workplace injury. Failure to file your claim within six months may result in you losing your right to receive compensation through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario.
If you have any further questions about recovering benefits after a workplace accident, do not hesitate to contact our experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer. Our legal team is prepared to fight for your right to compensation. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.