WSIB – Where does the money go?
Just do a search for WSIB on my blog, and you will find lots of information on my dealings with this group. Don’t be fooled, they are not concerned for the workers. And the money is not going where it should be. It seems the mandate down at WSIB is to resolve claims as quickly as possible whatever the means. Then let the appeal process take years and years to sort out the mess. WSIB employs it’s own medical “consultants” whom very rarely side in favor of the worker, but rule on the side of WSIB where long term benefits are involved. The worker is free to appeal these decisions but in the meantime the amount of benefits paid to the worker are drastically slashed. The appeal process may take years. The question is why?
One possible answer is the $314 lobster dinner, or the $574 rack of lamb, perhaps the $526 for crab cakes and rainbow trout. All charged by the Chairman of WSIB Mr. Steve Mahoney, who is classified as a part time employee. Is this where the money is going instead of to the workers? I have spoken to more than a couple of people that have had similar problems like mine dealing with this agency. To use the word corruption might not be that inaccurate. In these times when EI benefits are being extended for people who have just lost their jobs, those that have been injured are facing an increasingly difficult time getting what is right. Even with the proper medical proof.
As a result of my deteriorating condition (2 herniated discs) my medication has now been changed again to 100mg MSContin SR which is the slow release, and 40mg Morphine for the breakthrough pain. I do not live a pain free existence, and every day wake up to excruciating pain only to be relieved somewhat by this medication. Disregarding this WSIB feels I am able to work and should just need some re-training, and say that yes I may have some discomfort. This is against my Doctors orders who has strongly voiced opposition to this. How can they do this? They can apparently. And now it is up to me to fight in the appeal process, while they have slashed benefits. Something is very wrong in this organization and I only hope that it gets dealt with before too long. Talk about kicking someone when they are down. Except for Mr Mahoney, he’s not suffering at all. Are you?
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.