Welcome to the new
and sort of improved
FightWCB


Knowledge and Information
for Injured Workers, by Injured Workers



The National Charter Class Claim has been filed with the Court!

For more information go to the National Charter Class Claim Page
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 website has been redesigned and organized to provide information to injured workers.
A considerable amount of new information and categories have been created.
The sole purpose of this website is to help injured workers – through information!


If you can, take the opportunity, and look at the top navigation bar.
This is where I have categorized information. However, you need to know there are many sub-categories that unless you look around you may miss that may be what you are looking for. For example, under “Important Stuff” has the category of books, research studies, and caselaw. These categories are very important to injured workers and, in some cases, may help your fight!
I do apologize as the site is not finished. So, you may come across pages with nothing on it, or sadly no page at all. I have structured the site this way, so I know what needs to be done. I am working on it slowly, as I have my own fight. A fight you will learn about. If you need immediate specific information you can always send me an e-amil at fightwcb@gmail.com

As always, I welcome any comments good, bad, and ugly.
This way I can say it truly is for injured workers by injured workers!

COVID -19 ALERT!

Just because COVID-19 has, sadly, devastated our world this does not need to prevent us from continuing our fight!
Many injured worker groups and individuals have moved their groups online with virtual ZOOM meetings. I have provided the list of groups and their contacts below. Make the effort to attend a meeting as there is support for you and you can support others, for united we are stronger! ZOOM can be used on a mobile device or a computer.
Here is an article of what ZOOM is and how to use it.
Click here to read the article.

This site has been created to help injured workers fight their workers compensation system, through information!
It has also been setup to help support, grow, and start injured worker support & advocacy groups, through providing information!

There are several ways that people can fight their respective WCBs some of them are as follows:
  • Within the workers compensation system itself - through the appeal process
  • Through civil court, by bringing a civil lawsuit, either as an individual or as a class of individuals
  • Through the political process, either by protesting & lobbying politicians, and/or running for political office
  • and of course there are others, which will be disucssed on this website


  • To find out how you can effectively fight your WCB/WSIB/WorkSafe
    click here.


    INJURED WORKER EVENTS! I created an EVENTS page to provide a list of past and future events, which invole injured workers directly or indirectly. To see the events click here.

    It's Time to Tell the Story!
    Also on this website I decided to tell my story,
    which can be found directly here.
    I decided to tell my story in great detail in order to encoruage other injured workers to also tell their story.
    It would be great, for all injured workers, if all injured workers told their story.
    You can type out your story and send it to me by email at
    fightwcb@gmail.com
    I will then add your story to the many other stories I have on a webpage dedicated to injured worker stories.
    Click here to see Injured Worker Stories.

    If you have trouble typing, an alternative, like many other injured workers have already done,is for you to tell your story in a video and put it on YouTube,and send me the YouTube link, I will then add your video story to the many other stories of other injured workers I already have. Note I am pressently working on updating my entire website and I have not uploaded all the stories as of yet, but I will soon!

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    FightWCB Blog 

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    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

    The Cost of Denying Legitimate Claims for Workers Compensation

    Several years ago, I had the privilege of attending a seminar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was hosted by a collection of community specialization legal clinics. The theme of the seminar was to discuss where injured workers go when their legitimate claims for workers compensation benefits are denied.

    The realization was that injured workers were being forced onto taxpayer funded social programs like social income assistance programs like Ontario Works – OW, Ontario Disability Support Program – ODSP and many other programs provincially and federally.

    The main discovery was that while the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – WSIB, Ontario’s workers compensation board,
    was showing record revenue surpluses, injured worker benefits were drastically declining.


    Some at the WSIB would argue that the record surpluses were due to the WSIB’s successful return to work program. However, many advocates knew this was a complete lie, as they saw for their own eyes injured worker claim denials were skyrocketing. They also saw the suffering firsthand by injured workers. The problem was they did not know how to prove the complete failure of Ontario’s workers compensation system.

    In 2016, I got the idea to contact the provincial Ministry responsible for social assistance income programs. You see I knew through personal experience that when a person goes on one of these programs and is an injured worker, they must sign a declaration that if they ever win their appeal and get their workers compensation benefits, they must pay back any social assistance benefits back.

    So, I contacted the Ministry and inquired if they kept such records on the number of injured workers receiving social assistance benefits. The Ministry was very help and provided me with the total number of individuals on each program and then the number on WSIB.

    Now, there is some confusion as many believe that the number of individuals on OW or ODSP are also receiving workers compensation benefits. I do not believe this is true simply because the amount of social assistance benefits is not enough to live on. Also, that the WSIB was completely denying all claims.

    So what I did from the data that was provided to me was simple. I added the number of individuals on OW and ODSP. Then I added all the years and divided by the total number to give me an average number of injured workers on OW or ODSP.

    4,444 injured workers on average have been forced onto taxpayer funded OW or ODSP
    I then provided a conservative calculation of what each one receives which led me to understand that
    the denial of legitimate workers compensation claims in Ontario costs Ontario tax payers more than $30 million per year.
    You should also know this only include individuals on OW or ODSP. It does not consider the cost of healthcare, housing programs, or the many other taxpayer funded programs. If one were to factor all the other programs, there is no doubt the cost to taxpayers for the denial of legitimate claims for workers compensation benefits would likely be into the hundreds of millions of dollars. If not into the billions per year. There is no question much more research is needed to expose the true the cost to taxpayers for the denial of legitimate claims for workers compensation benefits. I have not mentioned the cost to injured workers and their families as no one in government seems to really care about that aspect!

    If you would like to see a PDF copy of the e-mail and supporting information for me to come to the average of 4,444 injured workers on OW or ODSP each month is available by clicking here.

    Upcoming Injured Worker ZOOM Meetings



    I have provided a list of injured worker groups who are hosting injured worker groups online via zoom.
    As always please be respectfull when attending these events but please make every effort to attend them all as they say
    Knowledge is Power!

    British Columbia Injured Workers Group Zoom Meeting
    This is an online meeting event hosted by injured workers in BC.
    The ZOOM meetings are generally held on Sundays.
    Click here to learn more!

    Thunder Bay Injured Workers Tuesday 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.
    Click here to learn more!

    Thunder Bay Injured Workers Thursday Injured Worker Peer Support Zoom Meetings
    All injured workers are welcomed to join the weekly peer support meetings
    organized by the Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group.
    These meetings are for injured workers to attend and learn from other injured workers.
    Click here to learn more!

    Hamilton Injured Workers’ Group Zoom Meetings
    Hamilton Injured Worker group is hosting a meeting every month via Zoom.
    The meeting will have speakers and provide invaluable information to injured workers.
    All are encouraged to attend.
    Click here to learn more!
    Hamilton Injured Workers’ Group Peer Support Zoom Meetings
    Hamilton Injured Worker group is hosting two meetings every week for peer support services. All injured workers are welcomed to join the monthly support meetings organized by the Hamilton Injured Workers’ Group.
    Click here to learn more!
    Peel District Injured Workers Injured Worker Peer Support Zoom Meetings
    All injured workers are welcomed to join the monthly peer support meetings organized by the Peel District Injured Workers Support Group.
    These meetings are for injured workers to attend and learn from other injured workers.
    Click here to learn more!
    Injured Workers of Wellington & Dufferin Counties Peer Support Zoom Meetings
    All injured workers are welcomed to join the monthly peer support meetings organized by the Peel District Injured Workers Support Group.
    These meetings are for injured workers to attend and learn from other injured workers.
    Click here to learn more!

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