Author Topic: Workers' Comp should cover all workers: NDP  (Read 14645 times)

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Re: Workers' Comp should cover all workers: NDP
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2011, 01:09:20 PM »
Various calls for action today, Injured Workers

Regarding the charges against the construction company where 4 migrant workers were killed Xmas Eve, all have been shelved.  :mad2

Our soldiers are included now with this date Day of Mourning, lest we forget.
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Re: Workers' Comp should cover all workers: NDP
« Reply #61 on: January 11, 2013, 07:06:37 PM »
A former Windsor department store manager shot by an armed robber is taking to YouTube and the courts after 16 years of fighting the Workplace Safety Insurance Board of Ontario for benefits.
Richard Owens was shot in the leg and got bullet and concrete fragments in both legs and his torso during a Sept. 1, 1996, robbery attempt at the Ambassador Mall Kmart. Despite being shot, he managed to wrestle the rifle away from the robber, but damaged five vertebrae in his neck and got the butt end of the gun in the mouth, crushing four of his teeth.
The incident made national headlines at the time. That didn’t stop WSIB from denying Owens’ claims for compensation, including calling his damaged teeth a pre-existing condition, and refusing to pay for psychological counseling despite a diagnosis that the man suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. It refused to compensate him for a chronic gastric disorder brought on by painkillers he was forced to take after the board refused to pay for physiotherapy.
Owens worked for seven years after the robbery, even getting high-paying jobs with other retailers, but was finally forced onto a federal disability pension.
He says that when he was working, his annual salary was more than $110,000. He now lives on $38,000 a year.
Owens has sent the attorney general a letter saying he intends to sue for $2.7 million for the way WSIB has treated him:applause  He claims WSIB has not only failed to provide a “duty of care,” its staff have “engaged in reckless behaviour” by cutting off payments for some treatments and suggesting others that left him in worse condition.
He also plans to produce a YouTube video detailing his plight and offering tips for injured workers navigating WSIB’s bureaucracy. -snip-
David Marshall, WSIB’s CEO and president, makes $400,000 a year, but gets a bonus of 20 per cent a year if WSIB spending decreases. :annoyed
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/01/09/injured-worker-fights-16-year-battle-with-wsib/
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