This is the provincial arm of the injured workers advocacy support group. They campaign and advocate for injured workers on a provincial level.
Their community legal clinic provides free services to injured workers in Ontario including legal advice, legal representation, public legal education, advocacy training and community development.
They offer free legal advice on the telephone or in person to injured workers and their families. They also provide brief advice and case consultation to injured worker representatives. If you want an appointment either in person or by phone, please call them at 416-924-6477 or 1-877-230-6311. If you are a migrant worker in Ontario, you can call them at 1-866-521-8535.
If English is not your first language, IAVGO can arrange for interpretation by qualified interpreters. They arrange interpreters whenever needed for both phone and in-person meetings. They will also arrange for sign language and Deaf interpreters.
They offer representation to injured workers who financially qualify for services, in accordance with Legal Aid Ontario’s financial eligibility criteria, if they are not at their maximum caseload. As well, worker’s cases must have merit, and should relate to one of the priority issues for their clinic.
The OWA provides free and confidential services (advice, education, and representation) in workplace insurance matters (formerly called workers’ compensation) and on occupational health and safety reprisal issues. The OWA has provided assistance with workplace insurance matters since 1985 and health and safety reprisals since April 2012.
The OWA provides workplace insurance services to non-unionized injured workers and their survivors. Occupational health and safety reprisal services are provided to non-unionized workers. The OWA delivers all of its services in English and French.
The OWA represents workers at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Tribunal (WSIAT) and the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). Alternative dispute resolution is used to resolve cases when possible. The OWA also provides self-help information for workers to handle their own claims or applications where appropriate.
The OWA develops community partnerships with other groups that assist injured workers or who promote health and safety in the workplace. The OWA also provides educational services in local communities on topics related to its mandates.
For those living in Guelph, Erin, Rockwood, Fergus, and surrounding areas this is the website of the county.
For those living in Orangeville, Shelburne, and surrounding areas this is the website of the county.
For those interested in learning a bit more, that want or must represent themselves, in appeals or court actions.
It also contains information about the creator of this group, paul Taylor under the category of "My Story" where Paul tells his story of his numerous work accidents, injuries, his dealings with the WSIB, the WSIAT the Ontario Superior Court, Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
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