​​​​Workers Compensation Advocate paralegal, Robert Govaert, is licensed by the Law Society of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Paralegal Association. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and he gained industry experience in manufacturing, retail and food services. Robert was hired by a legal clinic in Toronto, Ontario, and established Workers Compensation Advocate in 1996. 

Robert has knowledge and experience of WSIB best practices, claims management, Early and Safe Return-to-Work, Workwell Audits, Second Injury Enhancement Fund (SIEF), Transfer of Costs, and he has knowledge of the rights and obligations of both the injured worker and the employer. Robert has successfully helped employers and injured workers with their WSIB cases.​        

Robert's primary area of practice is related to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), previously called Workers' Compensation Board (WCB), and he proceeds at all stages of the appeal, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).  Robert has helped many client's  receive Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits and proceed with appeals to the Social Security Tribunal (SST). Most of his work comes from referrals from clients who are pleased with the outcome of their claims and referrals from family doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, lawyers, paralegals, and unions. Call our paralegal in Toronto to schedule a free initial consultation.

​Some noteworthy cases: 

  • Helped client prove a work injury was due to negligence of another employer - all claim costs transferred to other employer.

  • Won first hearing ear dog in Ontario (WSIB entitlement and costs)

  • Entitlement to Parkinson’s disease following a head injury.

  • Entitlement to cancer that developed at site of injury.


Our firm is here to help injured workers receive all the compensation benefits they are entitled to and to help employers reduce their WSIB/WCB costs. 

 Workers Compensation Advocate is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and represents clients in Ontario, in and around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA),

 including Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, Willowdale, Downsview, Thornhill, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Aurora, Guelph, Scarborough, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Whitby.

Workers Compensation Advocate

2333 Dundas Street West, Suite 306

Toronto, Ontario, M6R 3A6

Consultation by appointment 


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Robert Govaert , Paralegal

Robert has over 25 years of experience with WSIB/WCB and CPP disability benefit cases.   Robert has helped hundreds of clients  from a wide variety of industries, regarding work injuries to clerical and office workers, auto mechanics, taper and drywall workers, construction workers, painters, electricians, general labour and forklift operators, assembly line workers, butchers, hotel and housekeeping, truck drivers, and others.

Robert represents the client at all stages of the claim from start to finish, including written submissions, at mediation and at oral hearings and tribunals.  

Robert has Occupational Health and Safety training and  he has helped clients to develop and implement health and safety programs and procedures to reduce or eliminate hazards and injuries. Robert has provided training to management, supervisors and employees.