“WILL I STILL GET COMPENSATION OR AM I JUST OLD?”
New Directions Affecting the Scope of Workers’ Compensation in Ontario
In November 2013 the WSIB released amended draft policies dealing with issues including Recurrences, Determining Permanent Impairment, Work Disruptions, Aggravation Claims, and the Effects of Pre-existing conditions. These policies will have a drastic effect on a worker’s ability to collect compensation for a work-related injury/disease. The underpinning theme throughout all of the policies is addressing the perception that workers are being compensated for symptoms that are more related to the natural ageing process rather than the work-related accident. In many cases workers will witness a chilling effect on their compensation entitlement.
On February 8th, 2014 the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Local Advisory Committee of Hamilton is hosting a Prevention Partner Forum to address this very important and timely issue. Location: Hamilton (specific details to follow).
Join our expert panel as they dissect the impact of these policies and offer suggestions on the best strategies to utilize in achieving fair and just compensation!
As a bonus, participants will be given short presentations from a number of Prevention Partner Organizations that provide services that can help representatives and community activists better perform their role.
The workshop will begin with opening remarks commencing at 9:00 am and closing remarks at 12:25 pm. A complimentary lunch will follow at 12:30 pm. Participants will have the opportunity to meet presenters and obtain more information from our Prevention Partner Organizations.
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1031 Barton St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 3E4
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