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Workers’ Compensation

For Employers


Workers’ compensation is an employer-funded insurance program that pays benefits to employees who have been injured on the job. The system is designed to ensure that employers share liability in a way that is fair and equitable, and that only deserving employees receive benefits.

The workers’ compensation system is designed to be fair and equitable to all parties – but that is not always the result for employers.

We wish to dispute an employee’s workers’ compensation claim

The process for disputing an employee’s workers’ compensation claim may seem daunting. From gathering evidence to navigating the administrative process, you need advice from an expert in every step of the process.

If an employee claims they were injured on the job and you’re disputing their allegation or the extent of the injury, we will work with you to document and argue your case before the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) or Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).

The premiums/surcharges my company is paying are too high

The Workplace Safety Insurance Board sets premium and surcharge rates that will differ from employer to employer, depending on the nature of the work performed, the general risk of injury, and the actual incidence of injury in your workplace.

If you are concerned that your company is over-paying, it is your right to dispute these amounts. Though these premiums/surcharges are designed to ensure fairness, that is not always the result.

Due to our expertise in employment law and workplace issues, we have a unique insight into the Workplace Safety Insurance Board’s administrative structure as an insurance regime. We can assist employers who are faced with rate-grouping and premium disputes, who are contesting surcharge/ rebate determinations, and who are subject to audit by the  Workplace Safety Insurance Board.

Why choose employment lawyers at Levitt LLP?

Employment lawyers at Levitt LLP are experts in employment law in Toronto, the GTA and across Canada. We have built an unparalleled reputation for vigorously defending an employer’s position before the Workplace Safety Insurance Board and Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal, with proven results.

The only injury cases we handle involve the workplace. Our employment lawyers have a wealth of expertise and know-how because we understand the ins-and-outs of the laws and policy that govern the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Each situation is unique; so talk with one of our employment lawyers to learn about how we can help you reduce the HR risks in your organization.




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