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WSIB – Where does the money go?

WSIB COW1Just 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?

Steve Mahoney
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October 2, 2009, 11:36 AM - Posted by | All News

22 Comments

  1. I need a lawyer both shoulders injured. WSIB and employer are making very difficult for me. HELP. Please e-mail with an excellent lawyer’s name.
    Thanks Donna

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    Comment by Donna Borland | May 1, 2010, 12:49 PM

  2. Check in your area for a legal clinic. They should be able to help you.

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    Comment by Beast | May 1, 2010, 12:51 PM

  3. Donna, in Philadelphia and other areas, they have magazines that list great Drs. and Lawyers, Dentists, sometime twice a year. Is there any such thing in your area?
    They even have lists now out west here. I was telling everybody how wonderful that was, back east. Back there it was in The Philadelphia Magazine.
    People seem to think their Dr., Lawyer, Dentist is the BEST. Or Drs. could send you to one that have a “connection” with.
    The way these magazines do it is ask Drs. like “If your needed back surgery, who would you send her to?”
    Same with Lawyers I think. Some places too have forwarding fees … to the Lawyer that refers them. They get 1/3 of the total Fee – just for sending them the case.
    I am really sorry. I fell about a month ago, injuring my shoulder.
    I would get a lawyer who is middle aged, not too young, not too old. One who has plenty of experience in that type case.

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    Comment by heart | May 1, 2010, 6:52 PM

  4. the compensation board is for employees and injured workers get **** all

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    Comment by Dave | September 4, 2010, 12:33 AM

  5. I am in deep trouble since Jan 12-1988 working at range hood assembly line and diagnosed with herniated disk in 2005. I have lost lots of jobs due to chronic back injury as recent at CNE where I had to stand 10 hours working as guard. I am on Robaxical C1/2 1/2G.
    Now, I can not work as guard either as pain is severe. Is operation worth it? any good lawyers or Surgeon for Toronto area?

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    Comment by Bhupinder Deol | September 15, 2010, 10:05 AM

  6. Bhupinder, where do you experience the most pain?

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    Comment by Beast | September 15, 2010, 11:50 AM

  7. construction jobs these days are on demand because the construction business is booming again:~-

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    Comment by Pretty Women : | October 27, 2010, 9:57 PM

    • What has that got to do with the article?

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      Comment by Beast | October 29, 2010, 8:17 AM

  8. I had knee surgury and was denied theorphy

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    Comment by Dave | December 22, 2010, 10:35 PM


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