Injuries caused at work in Ontario are governed by Workplace Safety and Insurance legislation enforced by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Their web site address is www.wsib.on.ca.. Certain employers and industries are exempt from WSIB. If injured at work, you may have the right to elect to receive benefits from WSIB or commence court action against those responsible for your injuries. If injured at work, you should consult WSIB and our lawyers before making an election. If you have a right to an election you should be aware that there are strict time-lines to be met. The time-lines and rights relating to elections are found on WSIB’s web site.
Unfortunately, it is quite common for people to develop an illness or disease after coming into contact with a harmful substance in their workplace. There are many different types of injuries or diseases you can develop after being exposed to hazardous substances in the environment. If your employer has exposed you to a harmful substance and you have developed an illness, sickness or disease, you may be able to advance a claim for compensation.
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