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.

February 6, 2024

Adverse Decision to an Adverse Reaction: Workplace Injury from a COVID-19 Vaccine

During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, our First Responders continued working on the front line each day, facing probable exposure to what was a novel and dangerous virus.  It wasn’t that long ago, yet some of us quickly forget how scary it was for those who did not have the option to work remotely from the safety of their homes.  Our Front Line Heroes, who were responding to emergencies and keeping our communities safe. Once the […]
December 21, 2023

Traditional Limitations around Time, Place and Activity Criteria Don’t Apply to Cases of Sexual Assault or Harassment

In May 2017, a female police officer was sexually assaulted by a higher-ranking male officer while attending a retirement party.  In a decision dated March 31, 2021, the WSIB Appeals Resolution Officer denied entitlement for her mental stress injury, because she found that the incident did not arise out of an in the course of the officer’s employment. In a Decision dated December 19, 2023, the WSIAT Panel disagreed with that analysis, applying a broad/inclusive […]
March 10, 2023

Why Police Budgets Matter: The Physical and Psychological Toll of Chronic Mental Stress

There’s been a lot of discussion in the news recently over the “staffing crisis” in policing.  This presents a real occupational health and safety concern for police officers in our province. We all know that police officers will be subjected to traumatic events over the course of their careers.  But what happens when an officer encounters this trauma, in the context of understaffing and an intense workload? Here’s one officer’s story. We’ll call him Detective […]

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.
  • B.F.L.
    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.