Standing Strong for
Injured Workers.
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Standing Strong for
Injured Workers.
Call 905-544-9273

Zare Paralegal Services offers WSIB legal services as licensed paralegals and is proudly located in Hamilton, Ontario. Our team effectively advocates for injured workers who need help with WSIB and other disability claims and appeals.

Have you been hurt at work? Do you have mental stress due to your injury, or due to workplace harassment? Are you being pressured to return to work against your doctors’ recommendations? Are you struggling with PTSD?

In Ontario, there are WSIB lawyers and WSIB paralegals available to help you with these matters. At Zare Paralegal Services, we are experts in WSIB matters and have years of experience with WSIB and CPP Disability Appeals.

We offer free consultations, and evening and weekend appointments by request.

CPP Disability Claims And Appeals

If you become disabled and can no longer work, you may be eligible to apply for and receive Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits. Our firm can assist you through all levels of the CPP Disability Application process. This can include assistance with the initial application, the reconsideration stage, and if required, filing an appeal with the Social Security Tribunal (SST). Your monthly CPP Disability amount is based on the contributions you have made to the Canada Pension Plan in addition to a fixed amount. If you have dependent children, you are eligible for an additional payment for each child. Contact us to find out if it is beneficial for you to apply for this benefit, or need assistance appealing a denial.

WSIB Claims And Appeals

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board provides benefits to workers who have suffered injuries arising out of the workplace. However, knowing what you may be entitled to, or navigating the system, can be overwhelming when you are suffering from the effects of your injury. At Zare Paralegal Services we are paralegals who advocate for injured workers. We can manage your WSIB claim and represent you at your hearing before the WSIB Appeal Services Division and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

First Responders

The team at Zare Paralegal Services has extensive experience dealing with PTSD claims, particularly among First Responders. PTSD is now recognized to be work-related unless otherwise shown, this is what is commonly referred to as a presumption. This came into effect with Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act. As these claims can be quite complex, we offer guidance and support in navigating the WSIB claims process while our clients focus on their recovery. We also handle any appeals surrounding entitlement to benefits for PTSD, including any disputes around entitlement to loss of earnings.

March 16, 2022

Exonerated but Injured: A Police Officer’s 15 Year Fight for WSIB Entitlement

It’s a story that’s so unbelievable, you’d think it was an episode of Law and Order. But the only fiction in this story is the second life that my client’s co-worker created while impersonating her though electronic communications with another individual. My client, who we will refer to as “X”, is a police officer.  She was arrested on January 31, 2007.  Prior to her arrest, she was a respected police officer, a highly-regarded 16 year […]
February 18, 2022

PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR ONTARIO FIRST RESPONDERS

Today marks the 6 year anniversary for the announcement of presumptive legislation for Ontario First Responders.  I will never forget that day.  A lot has changed in 6 years, but there is definitely more work to be done to address the stigma around the PTSD diagnosis, to support those who dedicate their lives to serving our communities and keeping them safe. https://www.chch.com/provincial-ptsd-legislation/?fbclid=IwAR1jqiJ70TodjsXpGNdteXeI91Epxxi4U-M5Ll3f9dtMdoNHJJEycs4El5w
June 30, 2021

WSIAT Decision 616/21: Right to Sue for Wrongful Dismissal not barred by WSIA in case of Mental Stress Claim

In Decision 616/21 the Vice-Chair ruled that a Plaintiff’s right to bring a civil action for punitive damages is not removed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.  This is because the Act does not provide compensation for the loss experienced as a result of wrongful dismissal.  It is up to the Court to determine the extent of that loss.  However, a Plaintiff cannot sure for personal injuries resulting from the workplace injury.  Read the […]

We are WSIB paralegals.

In Ontario, you have a choice when it comes to choosing a legal representative – paralegals and lawyers can help you solve your legal problems and protect your rights.

As Paralegals, we are professionally educated and insured and licensed by the Law Society of Ontario.

As WSIB paralegals, we are experts in the area of workplace injury law. If you have been hurt at work, and denied compensation, contact us for your free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Take a look at some of the most common questions we are asked by clicking the link below.

  • N.E.
    Dear Michelle, I can't thank you enough. You've done a great job. You're always a part of my life now. God Bless.
    N.E.
    Hamilton
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    You and Dennis were in my corner when nobody else was. I feel control of my life again and I'm grateful for all that you have done for me.
    B.F.L.
    Hamilton
We are moving. As of May 2, 2022, you can find us at 120 King Street West, Suite 730, Hamilton ON L8P 4V2.
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