There are few things more frustrating than sustaining an injury while on the job. Not only are you now physically hurt, but you also are unable to return to work and will be missing out on a paycheck–our Toronto work injury lawyer understands that this is a difficult time in your life, and he is here to help. Contact Merricks Law Group to learn more about work injuries and how our firm can help you obtain the benefits you need to help you heal.
Why Hire a Toronto Work Injury Lawyer?
When someone is injured on the job, they need a knowledgeable Ontario personal injury lawyer who is well-versed in Ontario’s work injury laws. You have just found that lawyer here in Merricks Law Group
Common Workplace Injuries
As you may know, there are a wide variety of injuries that an individual can sustain while on the job. Fortunately, most of these injuries are covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario. Some of the medical conditions and injuries covered by the Board include workplace accidents, hearing loss, occupational diseases, psychological conditions, and disablement. As long as you can prove that you developed your medical condition or were injured on the job, you should be covered under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario.
Reporting a Workplace Injury
If you are injured on the job, you should report the incident to your employer immediately and ensure that you receive medical treatment as soon as possible. Not only should you report your injury promptly, but you are, in fact, legally obligated to report your workplace injury if you either required medical treatment, are unable to return to work, or you are being paid a lesser amount than normal due to your being unable to work as many hours as a result of your workplace injury. Our Toronto work injury lawyer is here to help you report your case and file your claim.
Workplace Injury Benefits You May Receive
If you were injured on the job, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario may provide you with a wide array of benefits. To start, the WSIB should provide you with compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, employment benefits, and retirement benefits. Additionally, in certain cases, you may also receive an NEL award to compensate you for the indefinite effect that your workplace injury has had on your life.
How Long Will I Have to Report a Workplace Injury?
If you were injured on the job, you must file your claim within six months of the date of your injury. Waiting any longer than six months may result in you losing your right to receive compensation through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario.
Contact Our Toronto Work Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured on the job, you can depend on Merricks Law Group to work to obtain the benefits you require to heal and get back into the workforce. Contact our firm to schedule your initial consultation today.