- April 03, 2013 - 14:19
A word of advise to all who might even consider accepting Workers Comp benefits! There is another way. 1st DO NOT sign anything! 2nd consult with a lawyer. 3rd we still live in a country where a judge has the final decision. And never forget DO NOT sign anything!
- April 03, 2013 - 11:57
Tax Free? How ignorant can you be? Yes Workers Comp is tax free but let me fill you in on the rest that you conveiniently don't know or forgot. First of all I am one of those people. I lost a lucrative career that I worked in for 23 years. Workers is not the winfall you all seem to think it is. Nor is it easy to get. Yes there are a few who may scam the system but they are the small minority. Let me start by telling you that there is a cap on how much you can recieve from Workers. It's $49,000. Then you only get 80% of your gross income. I was making a good salary at the time of my injury, better than most I'd say and I am not close to that cap. Then you apply for you CPP disability to find that 75% of it is clawed back from your Workers. Then allow for all future salary lost. In my case it would be in the hundreds of thousands for the 10 years I have been off work. So far it's not adding up to the winfall you all seem to think we get. Now add in the fact I have just lost my career and I cannot do any of the things I used to do. I cannot walk very far, I cannot do any outdoor activities like I used to. No hunting, no snowmobiling, no trips to the cabin etc. I cannot even have a dance with my wife. There were times I thought I would just find a high cliff and jump off. That's how horrible it is. Add to all this the stress of the first two and half years wondering how I was going to pay my bills? Wondering what workers was going to do to me, would they cut me off? Would they put me on long term disabilty? All the while suffering like no animal as ever suffered. Yeah we got it made. Tax free money? So before you make ignorant comments and judge others on rumours and half truths and outright lies think about it. Walk a few feet in my shoes and you will find out it's no walk in the park. Most of you people are only a slip or fall from near bankruptcy and a life altering experience that I would not wish on my worst enemy. Yeah we got it made with all that tax free money.
- April 03, 2013 - 09:02
work in a nursing home and I am sick and tired of co-workers going off on workers for no good reason. One was off 2 years, but could still make the grenfell coats and sell them at craft sales. Seems to me sitting behind a sewing machine for 8 hrs a days would be just as hard on the back as working as a ward clerk. The problem is it is tac free and many people have insurance on therir mortgages and car payments( visa and master card as well) so if you are off on workers your payments are made by the insurance. So some of them make more money on workers then before the so called injury.
- April 03, 2013 - 10:42
In response to Eileen! It is people like you that make it worse for injured workers. I went from making $70,000 to 24,000 a year on Workers Comp! No insurance to cover the bills. Do you know how much pain this lady could be in! If society had its way all injured workers would have to stay in bed and rust away! Unless you have been through the system you should not make comments. Believe me you do not get Workers Comp unless they put you through the ringer and back!
- winston Roberts
- April 03, 2013 - 08:52
Workers Compensation Boards treat everbody as fraudulent. The politicians have given them the power to destroy injured workers and their families with impunity.Not all permanently injured workers are frauds but the Boards will use every trick in the book that they can think of to kick them off the system. Its comparable to wrongful conviction and it must be stopped. Justice where justice is due, only.
- Tax free
- April 03, 2013 - 06:58
One thing everyone should keep in mind when considering whether WCB payments to claimants are fair or not. WCB income is totally tax free....there is a deduction on the tax return that completely removes WCB income from taxable income. This can have a big impact on the money one actually gets to keep and should be considered before any increase to WCB payments are made. If the pot becomes too sweet, it becomes a disincentive for an injured person to get better and get back to work. The vast majority of injuries are soft tissue injuries and most people have the ability to get better from these with the right treatments and motivation.
- April 03, 2013 - 08:04
Perhaps a daily whipping would provide an incentive to "get better."
- April 05, 2013 - 00:16
Ms taxfree u r so full of it u have to work for one of the insurance companies or part of the movement against employees. I would much rather have the right to sue in front if a jury and take my full pay and pay taxes than to allow these criminals in the insurance industry that is tied into the justice system and controlled by criminal workmens comp association and the insurace commission And the chamber of commerece. You cant brain wash people knto your lie that it was meant to deter people from returning to there job. It is people like u working with the insurance co and the employer preventing employees from returning to work with your managerial games. You r what is wrong with this country how bout taking a nice long vacation with a watersnake.
- April 03, 2013 - 06:44
I know a man who worked for 30 years without a day off work because of injury. He fell one day at work and broke his leg, so instead of reporting it on the job, he crawled to his car after work to avoid using workmans. that happens to thousands of workers. Workers shouldnt have to resort to that. Workmans have a poor reputation. you could starve to death before you get a claim approved.