Following a community consultation, IWC and Thunder Bay and District Injured Workers Support Group call for a meeting with the Ombudsman to address WSIB response to key recommendations made by the KPMG Value for Money Audit of the dispute resolution and appeals system, in particular the proposed drastic reductions to the time to appeal which would disentitle most injured workers. In addition to lessening access to justice for injured workers, the report includes recommendations that contravene Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
In summary, the KPMG report recommendations would:
- add 3 new time limits for injured workers within a 90 day period
- cut the time limit to object to decisions from 6 months to 1 month
- cut the amount of time for injured workers to find a legal representative
Read and download the full letter to the Ombudsman.