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    What is it about?

    SAAQ
    CNESST
    IVAC
    Retraite Quebec
    Workplace relations
    Insurance
    Other

    CNESST Accident
    ARE YOU

    SUFFERING FROM A WORKPLACE
    INJURY OR OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS?

    With 30 years of experience, our team of lawyers and experts aims to protect your rights and your future by helping you get through challenging claims and obtain compensation as provided for in the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases. Filing and following up on claims requires a lot of dedication and diligence. We know it’s hard to find the energy to defend your rights when you’re dealing with a physical injury, mental exhaustion or limited finances. That’s why we offer assistance and guidance throughout the process.

    HAVE YOU BEEN
    DISMISSED,
    SUSPENDED OR
    SANCTIONED

    because you suffered an accident or exercised a legal right? This is illegal and you can seek recourse. We can defend your case so that an appropriate solution can be reached.

    ARE YOU FINDING IT
    HARD TO NAVIGATE
    YOUR REHABILITATION
    PROCESS AND
    MAKE DECISIONS,

    especially since the CNESST seems to have the upper hand? We can guide you and negotiate on your behalf.

    NEED SOLID
    MEDICAL
    EVIDENCE?

    We work with clinical partners and expert physicians who are both recognized and respected. Our team can accompany you to the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT). Since the process can be confusing, let our experts guide you and ensure your rights are respected!

    WHAT TO DO

    IN THE EVENT OF A WORKPLACE ACCIDENT

    Quoi faire
    • Immediately inform your supervisor or any other figure of authority.
    • See a doctor at a medical clinic or hospital as soon as possible. Make sure you mention any pain or injury.
    • Ask the doctor to fill out a medical assessment certificate and then send a copy to your employer.
    • Fill out a Worker’s Claim form, providing detailed information about the incident, and send it to the CNESST.
    • Make sure you obtain regular medical follow-ups. If necessary, ask to be referred to a specialist.
    • Take your rehabilitation process seriously, seek information and try to find long-term solutions.
    • Ask your claims agent for assistance from a psychologist, counsellor or other specialist.
    • Be diligent about meeting all contestation deadlines.
    • Keep copies of all communications and documents, and request copies of your medical results to keep in your personal files.

    SUCCESSFUL CASES

    Annonce

    General Motors of Canada Ltd. v. Boyer, 2017 QCTAT 3576

    In this decision, the CNESST determined that our client died from sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma caused by occupational asbestos exposure that occurred when he handled brake pads while employed by General Motors of Canada Ltd. As a result of this ruling, compensation was paid to the deceased’s estate in accordance with the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases.

    Annonce

    Smith v. Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, 2016 QCTAQ 04765

    In this ruling, the Tribunal Administratif du Québec upheld our client’s appeal by setting aside the SAAQ’s decision refusing to extend the decision review period. The Tribunal determined that the client’s requests were admissible after concluding that Ms. Smith had been diligent throughout her medical and legal process and that she believed in good faith that her SAAQ file had been closed as a result of the RRQ’s decision to deem her disabled.

    Annonce

    F.S. v. Retraite Québec, 2017 QCTAQ 10966

    In this case, our client appealed a decision made by Retraite Québec refusing to recognize her as disabled. The evidence indicated that she had followed the treatments prescribed by her doctors, including a program for her fibromyalgia, and that she had consulted doctors specializing in pain management. The Tribunal determined that the balance of probabilities demonstrated that our client’s fibromyalgia satisfied the legal criteria for serious illness and her disability status was prolonged.