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 is a legal services firm that helps    injured workers to appeal decisions that denied or reduced  their entitlement to disability benefits.  Work injury from Slip and Fall, Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), head injury, chronic pain disability and depression.   

 

Our clients have worked in a variety of different industries, which include 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 employees.

Our primary area of practice is helping injured and disabled workers with claims to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), previously called Workers' Compensation Board (WCB), and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits.


Workers Compensation Advocate paralegal, Robert Govaert, has over 20 years of experience with paralegal services, appeals and tribunals in Toronto, before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) and the Social Security Tribunal (SST). Recommended by family doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, lawyers, paralegals and trade unions. ​


​​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

 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 call Workers Compensation Advocate at 416-535-3662 to schedule your free consultation.

Important Links:

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board:  http://www.wsib.on.ca

Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal: http://www.wsiat.on.ca/

Social Security Tribunal: http://www.canada.ca/en/sst/index.html



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Example of the types of benefits clients 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


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