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2 Challenges You May Face When Seeking Compensation

Here at Goodman Elbassiouni LLP, we’ve dealt with hundreds of WSIB cases over the years, and we have an in-depth understanding of how the system works. We even have lawyers and paralegals working with us who spent years working for the WSIB, and thus know all the tricks and ins and outs of how the process works. As we’ve said before, the WSIB has a tremendous amount of information to sort through at all times, and naturally certain cases are not going to be fairly decided – it would be unreasonable to expect so much.

While law deals with what’s right and what’s wrong and tries to nail that down to a science, the truth is that the world of human affairs is messy and nothing is ever cookie cutter perfect and easy to understand. When people get hurt and money is involved, it can become a tense and emotional time where people are often anything but cool-headed and analytical. For this reason, it is always wise to speak with a workers compensation lawyer in Toronto if you are hurt on the job – there will likely be unforeseen challenges in the process of seeking fair compensation.

Toronto is a city that is growing at an alarming rate, and as such, there are thousands of construction jobs – big and small – going on all over the city at any given moment. Statistically speaking, there are bound to be accidents, and when these accidents occur, you need a lawyer to help navigate the complex world of WSIB policy and to keep a cool head. Furthermore, if you’ve been badly injured, you need time to rest and recover. Stressing over the prospect of the appeals process or a legal battle is the last thing you should be worrying about when your health has been compromised.

Our slip and fall lawyers in Toronto have seen it all, and while we’re ready to consult with you at the drop of a hat, today we’ll also describe three tricky situations that can arise when you are hurt at work that may stand in the way of you obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Machiavellian Managers

There is, of course, the possibility that your manager will do everything in their power to make it seem like the work accident was your fault, rather than the result of dangerous work conditions. Sometimes extremely ambitious managers with upward mobility in mind will conflate the facts to cover their own butts and leave you out in the cold. This is why we recommend vigilance and accountability as part of a workplace culture. When workers look out for each it lowers the incidence of injury and makes it easier to lay the facts out clearly for when you file for compensation or end up appealing.

Lack of Medical Evidence

Perhaps the single most important thing you can do to ensure fair compensation following an accident is to visit a responsible doctor who will carefully document your injuries and conditions. If you are well on your way to recovery by the time you have to fight for your compensation, it’s going to be a tough sell if you don’t have those documents handy.

Goodman Elbassiouni LLP provides a free consultation for anyone who thinks they may need a competent and responsible personal injury lawyer, so speak with our lawyers today if you are hurt at work, in a slip and fall or in an automobile accident. You’ve got nothing to lose!


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