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Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act & Commentary, 2024/2025 Edition

This concise guide to the law relating to workers' compensation in Ontario is designed for lawyers, in-house counsel, paralegals, OHS staff, union representatives, HR professionals and workers' advisory organizations.

Publication Language: English

Softcover | 572 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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Published: April 25, 2024
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433530640

Product description

This concise guide to the law relating to workers' compensation in Ontario is designed for lawyers, in-house counsel, paralegals, human resources professional OHS staff, union representatives and workers' advisory organizations. The book contains 13 chapters, outlining the law in Ontario and the procedural requirements of handling or appealing a claim. Other features include the full text of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 and the Workers' Compensation Act (pre-1998), and pertinent extracts of previous legislation, along with regulations and other related statutes.


  • 13 commentary chapters written by authors with over 30 years of practical experience in the field
  • A chapter on suitable employment provides practical assistance in understanding the factors that will be examined when determining whether an offer of modified work will be considered suitable
  • Update on changes in Board policies and Administrative Practice Documents, and pertinent Appeals Tribunal decisions and practice directions
  • Full text of relevant acts and regulations, and predecessor legislation

Highlights of the New Edition
The 2024/2025 Edition features discussions about:

  • Legislative amendments and recent tribunal decisions
  • The Board’s new policy on communicable illnesses
  • Updates to the Board’s Appeals Practices and Procedures

Who Will Benefit:

  • Employment and labour lawyers who advise on workers' compensation matters
  • Paralegals who represent clients in workers' compensation claims
  • OHS Staff who are involved in the investigation and preparation of workers' compensation claims
  • Union representatives who need to understand workers' compensation law and processes
  • Workers advocacy organizations who advise workers on their rights
  • Legal clinics that provide assistance in workers' compensation cases
  • Human resources professionals who need an overview of workplace safety and workers' compensation legal requirements

Featured Authors

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Which Act Applies?
Chapter 2: Workers' Compensation Resources
Chapter 3: Administration and Interpretation of the Act
Chapter 4: Coverage of the Act
Chapter 5: Injury by Accident Arising out of and in the Course of Employment
Chapter 6: Rehabilitation and Return to Work
Chapter 7: Suitable Employment
Chapter 8: Benefits – Determining Pre-Injury Earnings
Chapter 9: Benefits – Loss of Earnings Benefits
Chapter 10: Benefits – Non-Economic Loss Awards
Chapter 11: Claims and Payments Issues
Chapter 12: Employers' Duties and Assessments
Chapter 13: Appeals
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 16, Sch. A
Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. W.11 (pre-1997)
Workers' Compensation Amendment Act, 1989, S.O. 1989, c. 47 (Bill 162) (post-1989)
Workers' Compensation Amendment Act, 1984 (No. 2), S.O. 1984, c. 58 (pre-1989)
Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.O. 1980, c. 539 (pre-1985)
Table of Concordance – Significant Sections Under Five Versions of Ontario's Workers' Compensation Legislation
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 and Workers' Compensation Act Regulations
Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. I-8 (extract)
Government Employees Compensation Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. G-5
Table of Concordance