Work Injury Lawyer
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Why You Need a Work Injury LawyerWork Injury claims are complex and confusing. The paperwork is extensive and critical time limits must be met. There are many benefits available through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) that you may not be aware of. You may even have the right to sue your employer and not know it. If your benefits have been denied or terminated you must file a form called an ‘Objection’ and adhere to the applicable time limits in order to not lose your right to appeal. Your Work Injury Lawyer helps you navigate the system, maximize your claims and ensure you receive all the care needed as well as the full compensation you deserve.
What Your Work Injury Lawyer Will Do
Your Work Injury Lawyer determines whether you are eligible for WSIB benefits, based on one of two categories to which coverage extends: Schedule 1 (which is categorized into nine industry classes) or Schedule 2 (which includes industries that are self-insured). Your Work Injury Lawyer determines whether you fit the technical definition of “worker” and whether the circumstances of your work injury are within the parameters that determine a WSIB case. WSIB guidelines determine whether your injury arises “out of and in the course of employment”. There are three factors to consider in order to meet this test: place, time, and activity.
As part of the complex and comprehensive analysis required in any case involving a work injury, your Work Injury lawyer reviews the facts of your case and determines if your claim should proceed within the WSIB system or if you have the right to sue. This is known as an election. There are urgent time limits in place to make this election. Your Work Injury Lawyer will ensure that you make the right choice and that you do so in time.
Whether your claim remains within the WSIB or whether you opt to elect out, it is crucial to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the facts surrounding your work related accident. Himelfarb Proszanski immediately engages its network of investigators, engineers, and safety officers in order to exhaustively investigate on your behalf. They obtain your employer’s records, review and obtain any security footage that may have captured the incident, identify all witnesses that are favorable to your case, and conduct any necessary on-site investigations and accident reconstructions.
You will have medical and financial needs that must be met. Himelfarb Proszanski personal injury lawyers work with our vast network of medical experts and other professionals to ensure that you are receiving all of the benefits to which you are entitled, and all of the care that you need.
How it Works and How We Work with You
It is essential to retain a Work Injury Lawyer immediately after suffering a work-related injury. The clock starts running from the date of your accident and we ensure all deadlines are met. We’re smart, ethical and dedicated to getting you, our client, the best medical care and compensation possible. There are no upfront costs. We get paid only after your case is settled. That’s the HimPro Advantage™.
At Himelfarb Proszanski we have extensive experience appearing before all levels of the WSIB including conducting appeals. We have unmatched expertise in the field of work related injuries. Our Work Injury Lawyers use this expertise to determine whether your claim should proceed through WSIB or whether you have a right to sue. A decision must be made early in the process and can have a significant impact on your recovery. For example, the compensation for pain and suffering in WSIB is capped at $45,000 whereas the compensation for pain and suffering in a civil lawsuit is capped at $350,000.
If your claim proceeds within the WSIB system, your Work Injury Lawyer again draws on his/her specialized expertise to ensure you have access to all available benefits which include: loss of earnings, non-economic loss, loss of retirement income, future economic loss, health care benefits, personal care allowance, home care, vehicle modification and home modification.
At Himelfarb Proszanski we provide you with specialized expertise in the field of work injury claims, whether you remain within the WSIB or whether you elect to sue. Our vast experience in the field, coupled with our access to an extensive network of experts, allows us to build the key elements of your case to maximize your financial recovery. We have settled over 3,000 cases and have grossed over ½ billion in settlements. That’s the HimPro Advantage™.
Here’s What Our Clients Say
Often the public perceives lawyers in a negative way; but I can honestly say that David Himelfarb has the utmost ethical standards of any lawyer that I have dealt with. He took the time to explain the particulars of my case, was always available to take my calls, always returned my calls and his team of Clerks and Assistants were equally as professional and courteous. Should I ever need legal representation, I can assure you that I will retain his firm.
My no fault benefit claim was handled by the firm and was settled quickly and for a very good amount. The firm is extremely professional and dedicated. I would highly recommend the firm to anyone who has been involved in a serious accident.
Victoria A. - Toronto, ON
I would like to extend a sincere thank you for your assistance regarding the legal issues and my claim for disability benefits. Your knowledge and expertise led to a quick resolution and a successful outcome. From the onset, you were honest with me about my case and yet always kept me in the loop as to what was going on. I appreciated your “up front” approach from our first meeting.
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