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Example of the types of benefits injured workers may receive:

  • Monthly Pension Benefits
  • Loss of Earnings/Wage Loss Benefits
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Non-Economic Loss Awards for Permanent Impairment
  • Depression and/or Chronic Pain Disability
  • Entitlement to Secondary Conditions (example, the development of a left knee impairment due to an increased dependency following a work related injury to the right knee)
  • Work Transition (WT) services to enable a return to suitable work

Workers Compensation Advocate is a legal services firm and our main area of practice are cases related to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), previously called Workers' Compensation Board (WCB). We represent the injured worker and/or the employer as their legal representative with claims management from start to finish, assist with early and safe return to work and if necessary, proceed with the case to a higher level of appeal, such as the WSIB Appeals Services Division and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).  Work injury examples may include sprain/strain, slip and fall, head injury, result from a motor vehicle accident (MVA), and may include chronic pain disability and depression.    

Our clients are from a variety of different industries, with 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, housekeeping, truck drivers and others.  We have successfully represented unionized and non-unionized clients. 


Since 1996, Workers Compensation Advocate paralegal, Robert Govaert, has successfully helped hundreds of injured workers and employers with their WSIB/WCB cases. We help clients with appeals and tribunals in Toronto, before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) and Canada Pension Plan disability benefit appeals before the Social Security Tribunal (SST). We have received client referrals from family doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, lawyers, paralegals, unions, and previous clients who were happy with the outcome of their case.


​​Clients will Receive:

  • Initial screening and assessment of the case, the facts and the evidence
  • Advice on his or her legal interests, rights or responsibilities regarding the proceeding
  • Select, draft, complete or revise documents for use in the proceeding
  • Legal representation of the client throughout the proceeding
  • Negotiate client’s legal interests, rights or responsibilities that relate to the client matter
  • An interpreter will be provided at oral hearings, if needed
  • Client will be kept informed of all events as they develop throughout the proceeding

 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.

Appeals and Tribunals in Toronto

​​​​Work injury and disability benefit claims are sometimes very complex and there are appeal time limits to appeal each decision. It is important to seek legal advice and support as soon as possible after an accident or disability, even before a dispute arises. We offer a free initial consultation, so the client can determine their best course of action. Please contact us to schedule your free consultation.

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