Jill Andrew MPP, Toronto–St. Paul's

Government of Ontario

Petition to Fix the Broken WSIB System

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

WHEREAS 50% of injured workers end up living in poverty;

WHEREAS 50% of the homeless population have suffered a traumatic brain injury;

WHEREAS the WSIB is designed to discourage claimants, forcing many injured workers to give up on their legitimate applications;

WHEREAS workers with complex injuries are often treated unfairly by the WSIB and have their claims denied unfairly;

WHEREAS the process of ‘deeming’ has forced injured workers from Ontario to take their cases to the United Nations for violating the human rights of workers;

WHEREAS injured workers are only entitled to 85% of their date-of-injury income if they’re awarded full loss-of-earnings benefits;

THEREFORE we, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to call on the WSIB to:

immediately review their policies to ensure that injured workers are treated fairly, regardless of their type of injury;

ensure that the experts are listened to and that their analysis is not disregarded;

immediately end the practice of ‘deeming’;

increase WSIB rates to 100% of lost income, index benefits to inflation, with an option for communication, and ensure acknowledgement of loss of future earning potential.


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