If you or a family member has suffered an injury on the job and has been denied workers compensation benefits, the Windsor workers compensation lawyers at Greg Monforton and Partners will fight on your behalf to get you the proper compensation you deserve.
We have decades of experience and a proven history of success.
Benefits of Workers Compensation in Ontario
There are many different forms of injuries an individual may sustain on the job, of course these injuries also relate to the type of duties which are required by that individual. Therefore, here in Ontario the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada has developed certain criteria for the different forms of workers compensation.
Workers compensation benefits include:
- Wage Loss Benefits
With these types of benefits each province or territory compensates the injured employee a specific percentage of their normal wages. Typically, the provinces or territories will have a maximum amount of earnings set that they will cover.
- Fatal and Dependency Benefits
These benefits are also known as survivor benefits because they relate to a worker passing away as a result of a work related injury or disease. In this case, the workers dependents could become eligible to receive these benefits.
- Permanent Disability Benefits
These benefits are provided workers that have been determined to have a permanent disability due to a work related injury. In some instances, there workers may also receive additional or varied compensation.
Rehabilitation is provided by workers compensation boards or commissions to get workers that have been injured on the job back to their prior state of health, thus getting them back to work.
As all companies are susceptible to individuals being injured on the job, all companies must provide workers compensation to an employee that has been injured on the job. If you have been injured at your workplace our lawyers can help to review the details of your incident and determine if you have grounds to receive workers compensation in Windsor.
High Injury-Risk Occupations
Individuals who perform a greater amount of physical labor are typically at a higher risk of sustaining an injury on the job one that is serious enough to require time off work. In many cases, these individuals will also be more likely to receive workers compensation as they often sustain injuries that are highly visible.
By comparison, as many white collar injuries are of a muscular or mental condition, they often require much more analysis before benefits are granted.
A few occupations that are more inclined to create worker injuries include:
- Medical - Nurses and nursing assistants
- Construction laborer, welder, road, electrician
- Movers Stock and material
- Janitors and cleaners excluding maids and housekeepers
- Transportation - Heavy and tractor-trailer drivers
- Law Enforcement - Police and sheriffs patrol officers
- Manufacturing Steel workers, process worker
- Agricultural Livestock handler, farmer
- Commercial Fishing Lobster, crab
- Professional Athlete Hockey, football, baseball, basketball
It should also be noted that an individual that acquires a disease while on the job may also have sufficient grounds to receive workers compensation. These diseases can include; Asbestos typically found in manufacturers, builders, and miners, or Legionnaires Disease which has been found in air conditioning technicians, just to name a few.
Types of Workplace Injuries
Recognizing that the above list featuring the highest workers compensation occupations only demonstrates a few of the many occupations out there where individuals could receive benefits, it becomes evident that there are many different forms of injuries that can occur at ones place of work.
A few common workplace injuries include:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Lower back injuries
- Broken bones
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Head injuries
- Nerve damage
- Injuries to the eyes
- Dislocated joints
These injuries may be caused by a variety of different reasons; however they are commonly caused by ignorance, carelessness, faulty equipment, or disobeying workplace safety regulations.
In any case, if you have been injured while working for any reason, our lawyers advise to seek medical attention immediately. Furthermore, these medical documents can be used by our lawyers to formulate a strong case in the court of law.
Contact Our Windsor Workers Compensation Lawyer
At Greg Monforton and Partners, our lawyers believe that if you or a loved one has been injured on the job, the victim may be eligible to receive workers compensation. Additionally, our lawyers have won millions in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients and will work relentlessly to achieve the full amount of workers compensation you deserve.
With our office located in Windsor, we are licensed to serve the entire province of Ontario.
Some of the areas locations we serve include:
- Pleasant Park
For additional information about our law firm, or to schedule your free case evaluation, we welcome you to contact us today at (866) 320-4770 where a member of our intake staff will take your call.