THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A WORKPLACE "ACCIDENT"
The law is clear: You have an obligation to provide a “safe and healthy workplace.” Period. In the event of a WSIB claim, you are considered guilty until proven innocent. The Ontario government expects employers to PROVE they have taken all precautions to keep their workers safe and healthy.
How confident are you that your policies and procedures pass the “Due Diligence” test? How confident are you that you can WIN on appeal?
Ryan-Dowsett Paralegal Services helps employers manage current WSIB claims, and become pro-active so accidents don’t happen again.
YOUR EMPLOYEES KNOW THEIR RIGHTS. DO YOU?
Employment laws protect the worker. Your employees know the law is on their side. It is important to put systems in place to make health & safety a regular focus in your company, and to develop programs that will help you prove due diligence should an accident occur.
If you or your employee appeals a claim, it is important for you to structure your arguments properly so you can reduce or eliminate costs associated with that claim. Ryan-Dowsett Paralegal Services works exclusively in employment law. Our expertise, therefore, is focused directly on helping employers win appeals and hearings for employment issues.
WORKWELL AUDITS ARE NOT FUN
One major accident can trigger a Workwell Audit. It’s a frightening fact that more than 75% of workplace audits fail. That translates into penalties, fines, legal action and significantly increased costs that could cripple many small employer’s finances.
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POOR HEALTH & SAFETY COSTS MONEY
Non-compliance penalties now reach up to $500,000 in fines, plus possible jail time if due diligence remains unproved. The average cost of a lost-time accident exceeds $15,000 per week. Add to that the less tangible impact of lowered staff morale, reduced stakeholder confidence, and the stress created as the focus shifts away from key business functions, and companies can experience lower productivity, lower quality control and lower profit – all because of one or two accidents.
Does your company have the skills, knowledge, and expertise necessary to deal with claims or to manage an appeal? Ryan-Dowsett Paralegal Services does.
PROTECT YOUR COMPANY'S FINANCES AND GOOD REPUTATION
Rapid recovery requires a rapid response. At Ryan-Dowsett Paralegal Services, we have managed hundreds of WSIB claims and health & safety audits, and have saved our clients millions of dollars in the process. We help employers deal with the bureaucracy, complications, and details of dealing with government employment legislation, so business can continue as usual.
Stay focused. Stay safe. Call Ryan-Dowsett Paralegal Services!