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Work Injury Wakeup Call: Get What You Deserve!

Here at Goodman Elbassiouni LLP, we take what we do very seriously. The reason we take what we do seriously is that it can mean the difference between our client having enough money to live off of, and the alternative. In the lean, winter months when heating bills are high and bank accounts run low from buying everyone Christmas presents, it can be difficult to pay all your bills even in the best of circumstances. When you’re hurt at work and cannot perform your job in order to secure your regular income, this creates a big problem – all the more so if you have a family to support. In this entry of the Goodman Elbassiouni LLP web blog, we’ll take a look at your basic list of reasons why it is important to fight for fair compensation and elucidate the importance of hiring a lawyer who is familiar with WSIB protocol.

Corporate Hurdles

No matter how good you think your relationship is with your boss and management, the truth is that corporations did not get rich by handing out lots of money to injured workers. Typically, corporate interests dictate that the company retain as much revenue as possible to keep the board of directors and the public investors happy. In Canada, we are fortunate enough to have infrastructure in place to pay some worker’s comp when you are hurt, but often it is not enough. When you appeal your claim and it comes time for the company you work for to hand over some money so that you can get well and get back to work, it might not be so straightforward. Thus, it is always wise to – at the very least – consult with work injury experts to make sure that you don’t get shortchanged. You work hard and pay your taxes, so you shouldn’t have to struggle for survival; get Goodman Elbassiouni LLP on your side.

Ontario Taxes

Here in Ontario, we pay pretty high income taxes. While the Trudeau government has put as much tax burden as possible on those making over $200,000 annually (51% of income to be precise), if you make over $30,000 annually, you’re still being taxed pretty aggressively. Therefore, if the claim for your work injury is significantly less than you’d hoped, you have every right to appeal with great conviction. The government already takes so much of your money, when you’re in trouble you should be able to live quite comfortably while you make a recovery.

Our Dedication to Fairness

Utilizing legal resources is often the only way to obtain the full compensation that is not only due to you, but also necessary to maintain a rich quality of life while you are recovering. At Goodman Elbassiouni LLP, our lawyers and paralegals have worked with the WSIB and have a deep and substantial knowledge of its bureaucratic machinations. It’s the WSIB’s job to spare as little as possible, and it’s our job to get you what you deserve. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that we don’t get paid until you get paid – fair is fair. So keep us in mind for a free consultation if you or a loved one is injured at work. Even something subtle like an RSI (repetitive strain injury) should be considered an injury worthy of compensation – even working in cubicle has its pitfalls!


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