Welcome
to the new and sort of improved
FightWCB

Knowledge and Information
for Injured Workers, by Injured Workers



This site contains specific information for victims of workplace accidents
to fight their respective workers compensation boards in any Common law Country.
Some common law countries are: Britain, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and others.

This site has been created to help injured workers fight their respective WCB/WSIB/WorkSafe,
it has also been setup to help support, grow, and start injured worker support & advocacy groups.


There are several ways that people can fight their respective WCBs some of them are as follows: ​
Within the WCB system, Civil Court, Judicial Review, Criminal Court, and many more​​.
To find out how you can effectively fight your WCB click here.


PLEASE TELL YOUR STORY, IT NEEDS TO BE TOLD!
I am telling my story, as well and it can be found here

If you have trouble typing, an alternative, like many other injured workers, they have told their story in a video and put it on YouTube,
instead of you typing out your story, you can do the same and send me the YouTube link,
I will then add your story to
the many other stories of other injured workers.


Keep up to date with what's going in the FightWCB world on social media
FaceBook  Twitter

Also, don't forget to check out my Blog page with a lot of information I put on with many varried ideas of helping others to fight!
FightWCB Blog 

Fight or Plight of Injured Workers




In thinking of the plight of injured workers, or as I like to properly recognize
"victims of workplace accidents"
I am reminded of this very old but most important legal statement
regarding the rights of those who have been harmed/wronged by a failed system:

“For it is a settled and invariable principle in the laws of England,
that every right when withheld must have a remedy, and every injury its proper redress

Sir William Blackstone - 1765


I was just provided this quote from Orlando of IWC, he recalled it from a famous injured worker
out of Windsor Ontario, Rolly who saldy passed away.

"If you poison your boss a little each day it's called murder;
if your boss poisons you a little each day it's called Threshold Limit Value."
James P. Keogh, M.D.

Three Years Fighting for #WorkersCompIsARight


As mentioned in the video, today September 10, 2020, marks three years since the launch of the #WorkersCompIsARight campaign.
This was celebrated by an online event hosted on Crowdcast and YouTube, which is the next video below.

This is the video of the online celebration of the #WorkersCompIsARight campaign.

I had spoken in the video about using humour to get your point across more effectively.
Unfortunately, I am not in the right mindset and misplaced the funny job description I had created.
This was because I was preparing for a teleconference hearing before a judge for my urgent application.

Well I have found the job description I made, there are some errors in it, and I will fix them latter, but felt people needed a good laugh!


Click the image to see a copy

The video below really explains what DEEMING is and how badly it impacts injured workers.

Recent and Important News For or About Injured Workers




I will post important news here affecting injured workers.
It could be local, provincially nationally, or internationally.

So, if you come across a great news story that everyone should know, by all means please send it to me
by e-mail at fightwcb@gmail.com and I will post it here

Upcoming EVENTS



Tuesday Injured Workers Zoom Meetings


All injured workers are welcomed to join the weekly sessions organized by the Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group.
To receive your Zoom link please email Janet Paterson jlrwpat@tbaytel.net and get added to the email list.

** Sept.15 meeting –
will be hosted by Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic (IWC)
with guest speakers who will help us understand the nuts and bolts of the Paul Demers Report on occupational disease.
At the meetings guest speakers and discussion of educational, law reform and community organizing topics.
Fall/Winter 2020 sessions: Tuesdays weekly from September 1 to December 1, 2020
The Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group (TB&DIWSG) is pleased to announce their partnership with the United Steelworkers Family and Community Education Fund (FCEF) in coordination with Northwestern Ontario Steelworkers Area Council with the sponsorship of our weekly legal education and support group sessions online until December 1st.
Online Zoom Meeting dates:
15 September 2020 10:00 am
22 September 2020 10:00 am
29 September 2020 10:00 am
6 October 2020 10:00 am
13 October 2020 10:00 am
20 October 2020 10:00 am
27 October 2020 10:00 am
3 November 2020 10:00 am
10 November 2020 10:00 am
17 November 2020 10:00 am

Workers' Comp Is A Right speaker series



Following the success of last week's three year anniversary event, the Workers' Comp Is A Right Campaign will be launching a monthly online speaker series.
The events will take place the second Thursday of every month at 2pm.
To start with, each session will focus on one of the core demands of the campaign - reviewing wins and laying out the work that remains - as well as bringing the issue into the current context.

The first event will take place Thursday, October 8th at 2pm and will focus on the problem of Deeming/Phantom jobs in the time of COVID-19.
Guests will include MPP Wayne Gates (official opposition critic for WSIB and Health & Safety).

So Save the date! Registration info to follow soon.

Disability Tax Credit info session


Our friends at Industrial Accident Vicitms Group of ontario - IAVGO, Legal Clinic and Injured Workers Action For Justice (IWA4J) are hosting an online info session regarding the Disability Tax Credit & the one-time payment to persons with disabilities on Wednesday, September 16th at 11am.
Here is their description of the event:
The Government of Canada announced a one-time $600 payment in recognition of the extraordinary expenses faced by persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information.
There will be special guest speakers from Canada Revenue Agency.
Pre-registration is required if you want to join the session. The space is limited, and it's first-come, first-serve, though spots will be prioritized for injured workers and persons with disabilities.
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EBXwf1v-QOm4SpEP6e4x1w
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



If you know of events regarding injured workers,
then please let me know by e-mail at fightwcb@gmail.com and I will post it here and on my Events page and I will even help you further spread the word by making mention of your event on my social media accounts. The event can be anywhere in any Province/Territory/State, or Country.

IMPORTANT!



On April 16, 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada
DENIED
my Application for Leave to Appeal (permission to appeal).
The Supreme Court of Canada has made clear their intentions & feelings that they
DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE PLIGHT OF INJURED WORKERS!
Your silence and inaction tells the Supreme Court of Canada that you agree with their feelings towards Injured Workers that we do not matter!

If you disagree with the Supreme Court of Canada tell them so!
Stop being afraid or Pessimistic - your vocie does matter!
With the technology we have today, there is no excuse!
You can call the Supreme Court of Canada and tell them to reconsider their decision of
Paul Taylor v. WSIB case number 38980 by calling (844) 365-9662
You can also send an e-mail, which is free and quick to do at registry-greffe@scc-csc.ca
You can kick it old school by sending a fax at (613) 996-9138
You can TWEET to the Supreme Court of Canada at https://twitter.com/SCC_eng
You can FaceBook the Supreme Court of Canada at https://www.facebook.com/supremecourtofcanada

JUST DO SOMETHING! Or they will think we agree with there treament of us!

You can also TELL OUR Prime Minister you COMPLETLEY DISAGREE with
the Supreme Court of Canada's decision.
https://pm.gc.ca/en/connect/contact