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Injured workers compensation

Services

Includes information about workers' rights when they are injured on the job and about the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

What the clients may say:
  • "I have chronic back pain from the heavy lifting I have to do at work. My boss offered me a different job that pays less."
  • "The chemicals I have to use at work gave me asthma and now I can’t work."
  • "Chronic pain from a work-related injury has made me depressed. Because of my depression, my employer cut my hours."
  • "I saw a co-worker die and now I’m afraid to go back to work."
  • "I got a letter from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) saying that my benefits have been reduced."

Legal Services

Clinique juridique francophone de l'Est d'Ottawa

Provides summary legal advice to Francophones living in Eastern Ontario, re: immigration, housing, social assistance, power of attorney, victims of criminal acts, name change, advocacy, and .employment standards.

Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues 

Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario

A legal aid clinic that provides free information, advice and representation to injured workers.

Injured Worker's Consultants

A legal aid clinic that provides free information, advice and representation to injured workers.

Injured Workers' Consultants

Legal clinic strives to involve injured workers in the struggle for justice and in all aspects of the clinic's work: casework, public education, law reform and organizing.

JusticeNet

Connects low to middle income individuals with legal professionals – lawyers, mediators and paralegals- who have agreed to work at a reduced rate. In order to use JusticeNet, individuals must make a net family income that is no higher than $59,000 per year.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Office of the Workers Advisor

Provides free services to non-unionized injured workers and their survivors in workplace insurance matters (formerly called workers' compensation).

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

South Ottawa Community Legal Services

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues

West End Legal Services of Ottawa

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance,  ODSP, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues

Other Services

Toronto Worker's Health & Safety Clinic

Provides free information, legal advice and representation to low income  workers who face health and safety problems at work

Workers' Action Centre

Provides information and advice to people in low-wage and unstable employment.