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Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety legislation and regulation have a significant impact on the manner and cost of doing business.

Among other things, employers and designated others have duties designed to provide employees with safe workplaces. Farris acts at all adjudication and appeal levels of established provincial and federal occupational and safety legislation.

We represent and advise employers and individuals respecting such matters as:

  • Risk management and planning
  • Application of and compliance with statutory and regulatory obligations
  • Occupational health and safety policies and programs
  • Procedures respecting serious incidents and injuries
  • Refusals to work, and “due diligence” issues
  • Complaints of discriminatory practices
  • Regulatory inspections and investigations
  • Penalties, orders, fines, and offences under federal and provincial law
  • Personal liabilities of senior officers and persons directing work
  • Prosecutions for criminal and other offences relating to workplace safety
  • Appeals and judicial reviews of decisions of administrative tribunals

Workers Compensation

Workers compensation legislation provides for a statutory insurance scheme covering injuries arising out of and in the course of employment. This represents a significant cost to employers. We act at all adjudicative and appeal levels established under provincial and federal workers compensation legislation.

We represent and advise employers respecting such matters as:

  • Risk management and planning
  • Claims and rehabilitation management
  • Disputed claims for compensation
  • Assessments, charges, fines, and penalties
  • Return to work programs and management
  • Duty to accommodate issues
  • Interaction between workers’ compensation benefits and other disability and insurance coverage including motor vehicle accident insurance claims
  • Protection of personal, medical information
  • Appeals and judicial reviews of decisions of administrative tribunals

Our Lawyers

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Alison H. Narod Senior Counsel anarod@farris.com 604 661 1702