Successfully overturned initial entitlement based on the argument that there was no accident or injury arising out of and in the course of the worker’s employment.
We offer legal services that include advice, courtroom and tribunal advocacy, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, policy development and strategic planning. Below are examples of work we have performed for our clients.
Successfully argued for the removal of claim costs from the employer’s experience rating due to third-party negligence in a motor vehicle accident.
Successfully argued at the WSIAT that an employer’s offer of modified duties to be performed at home was safe and suitable, and therefore loss of earnings benefits for the worker were not in order.
Obtained 75% SIEF cost relief at a WSIAT appeal for a back injury, based on a pre-accident disability which contributed to the worker’s injury.
Successfully argued that the employer was not in breach of their re-employment obligation upon the termination of a worker, and successfully argued that the worker was not entitled to loss of earnings benefits post-termination.
Successfully defended a school board client in a WSIAT appeal involving entitlement to benefits for mild traumatic brain injury.
Engaged in Coroner’s Inquest into triple fatality in boating accident and response by Emergency Services.
Advises clients regarding workplace investigations relating to, among other things, theft, harassment, discrimination, bullying, abuse, and violence.
Regularly provides training on the use of medical marijuana in the workplace, workplace accommodation, workplace investigations, and workplace bullying and harassment.
Successfully defended private sector employers in entitlement appeals at the WSIB and WSIAT.