HANDLING DISABILITY CLAIMS IN TORONTO: MISIR & COMPANY
Workplace injuries may fall within the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. This is a no-fault system for workers who injured themselves in the course of their employment. If a workplace injury requires medical attention and causes lost time from work you may be entitled to certain benefits. There is a six-month limitation to apply for benefits so it is important to consult with our experienced legal team to identify the best strategy to meet your needs. If you have been denied or forced to return to work you must appeal to this decision within 30 days of the decision. Our team of experienced lawyers can help you get your disability claims in Toronto and the GTA region.
Benefits you can receive are:
BENEFITS FOR LOSS EARNINGS (LOE):
Your eligibility for Income Replacement Benefits is determined based on the following criteria:
BENEFIT FOR NON-ECONOMIC LOSS (NEL):
If you suffer permanent impairment from a work-related injury or illness, the WSIB will pay you a non-economic loss benefit. This is paid to compensate you for the physical, functional, or psychological loss the impairment causes
This benefit is determined when your condition has reached a point where no further improvement can be expected
You may be required to have a medical examination to assess your condition if the information on your file is not sufficient to determine your NEL benefit
LOSS OF RETIREMENT INCOME (LRI) BENEFIT:
If you are under 64 years of age and have received loss of earnings benefits for 12 continuous months, the WSIB sets aside an amount equal to 5% of all subsequent LOE benefits to pay for a loss of retirement income benefit.
HEALTH CARE BENEFITS:
In addition to loss of earnings benefits, the WSIB pays for a number of other costs including: