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Knowledge and Information
for Injured Workers, by Injured Workers



Injured workers have a right to be represented, at the WCB/WSIB/WorkSafe and the WCAT/WSIAT, but we do not (YET) have a right to be compensated for our legal costs!



To help people fight their respective WCB/WSIB/WorkSafe, I have setup this page to provide a list of ,br>paid representatives (Lawyers, Paralegals and Agents)
in each province and Territory who will represent injured workers.

Check with your Provincial or Territorial law society for a referral.
Know that in each province and territory lawyers are licensed by the provincial territorial law society. However, in all provinces, but Ontario, agents are NOT licensed. However, this may change in time.
In 2008, Ontario started licensing Paralegals. This meant, after the grandfather phase, individuals were required to attend an approved college program and write a bar exam. They would then be licensed by the Law Society of Ontario.

How to Check if your Representative is Any Good
One way to check to see if your lawyer, paralegal or agent is any good is to check the cases they have done. All cases are documented in a database and in Canada we have free access to this database.

CanLII the website is https://www.canlii.org/en/

This database also provides information for each province and territory. In each region it also provides information for each Tribunal and court. So, for example if the name of you was Gary Newhouse and he practices in Ontario. Then you would go to CanLII got to Ontario and scroll down until you find the link for the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeal Tribunal and you would see about 70 cases Mr. Newhouse has represented.

Click here to see my search so you can see for yourself.

Then you can read the various cases Mr. Newhouse has represented people in and make your own determination whether you wish to hire him as a representative.

You also need to know this is only an estimate measure of a representative sometimes you lose because the facts and evidence just are not on your side. Also, in many cases and sadly, the Tribunal decision makers can be biased. This is why we need massive reform which is another topic.

I will provide a list of representatives for each province and territory who I know or have been told they represent injured workers. I make no guarantee of the quality of their work.

Most lawyers will NOT do contingency and will require a upfront fee known as a retainer.

I caution you when you do find a lawyer or representative that will work on contingency, to really understand what it means if they win. In some cases, they will only want a portion of a lump sum award, yet in other cases they want a portion of any monthly benefits you get. I do not personally know how true that is but understand the risks of either way and if you cannot afford to pay for a representative consider using the free services.

As always if you know a lawyer, paralegal, or agent who represents injured workers
by all means please send me their contact information and I will add them to this list. You can e-mail here fightwcb@gmail.com


British Columbia

Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland and Labrador

Yukon Territory

Northwest Territory

Nunavik Territory

British Columbia



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Ontario

As I mentioned above, the Law Society of Ontario licenses Lawyers and Paralegals in the Province of Ontario. Here is the link to the Law Society of Ontario website here you can check the name and contact of a Lawyer or Paralegal and also use their free referral service
https://lso.ca/public-resources/finding-a-lawyer-or-paralegal


In addition to the Law Society Referral and Directory I have made a list of Lawyers and Paralegals I have heard of that represent injured workers.
I make no indication or recommendation to any. I am only providing a list for your convenience.

Gary Newhouse

Licensed Lawyer, by Law Society of Ontario
1415 Bathurst St, Ste 103
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3H8
Tel:416-538-2737
Fax:416-538-1969
Website:http://www.workerscomplaw.ca
E-mail:

Richard Fink

Licensed Lawyer, by Law Society of Ontario
466 Dupont St
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1W6
Tel:416-537-0108
Fax:416-537-1604
Website:http://www.workerscomplawyers.ca
E-mail:

Paul Taylor

Licensed Paralegal, by Law Society of Ontario
80 Palmer Road
Hamilton, Ontario L8T 3E9
Tel:905-537-0108
Fax:226-216-0126
Website:www.paulsparalegal.ca
E-mail:paul@paulsparalegal.ca

D&R Disability Legal Services

Licensed Paralegal, by Law Society of Ontario
3621 Highway 7 East, Ste: 301
Markham, ON L3R 0G6
Tel:647-735-5163
Fax:416-298-3514
Website:www.drdisability.ca
E-mail:info@drdisability.ca

Toronto Paralegal Services

Licensed Paralegal, by Law Society of Ontario
2 Triburnham Place
Toronto, Ontario M9C 3P4
Tel:416-835-7411
Fax:
Website:paralegalservices.legal
E-mail:info@paralegalservices.legal


As Always if you know of a lawyer or Paralegal in Ontario that represents Injured workers send me an e-mail to fightwcb@gmail.com and I will add their contact here.

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