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WHEN WORKERS ARE REWARDED FOR CLAIMED INJURIES
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 4:34:38 PM

We believe that it is about time that not only do workers tell there stories but employers do too:

WHEN WORKERS ARE REWARDED FOR CLAIMED INJURIES

For misleading and dishonest information reported to the WSIB Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, as well as the WCB – Worker Compensation Boards.

THESE ARE REAL EMPLOYER ISSUES

How about when a worker refuses modified work and is seen working for another company and WSIB pays the worker.

How about a worker who receives from the Appeal Hearing part of what was requested and the employer offers the balance in modified work hours, which the Appeals Branch agrees with in the decision, and the worker is a no show for over one year.

When a worker claims exposure to chemical and WSIB benefits and then we find the worker on the first day of work, going out buying a new truck and starts two days after his own business doing brick sidewalks – cutting without a mask. In this case, the employer had to spend over $10,000.00 in surveillance before the Claims Adjudicator denied the claim. Who pays back the employer his $10,000.00 dollars? We do not see the Toronto Star talking to companies like ours to see the other side of the problem.

Here’s another worker who claims a work related injury, reported to work first day on the job, works 12 hours and goes home, no report of claimed injury and comes in on his next shift after one hour and tells his supervisor “I do not like this job” and leaves work. Two days after he wants to know how he reports an injury at work, has told no one he hurt himself – next thing we know is that he is calling directors at WSIB about not getting WSIB benefits and now the Claims Adjudicator is requesting a Form 7. We do not see the “Toronto Star” talking about issues like this that employers have to deal with every day.

Worker is trained in the use of Fall Arrest, the worker when working on a roof fails to wear the harness and falls 15 feet. The worker received an 87% pass mark and did not wear his protection – who pays for this, the employer? The employer paid for the training – employer paid for the time in training and paid all the taxes. The worker paid not one thing for his violation of not doing what he was told when working on the roof.