COVID-19 UPDATE: Whenever possible, we encourage constituents to reach out to the office before-hand to either schedule a meeting time or to notify staff of the time of your arrival. Constituents will be required to do a self-assessment to determine if they are at risk of having COVID-19. If they are, they will not be seen at the office but can be assisted remotely. For contact tracing purposes, constituents will be required to provide their name and contact information so that they may be contacted in the event of an outbreak. Due to social distancing guidelines, the office will limit the number of constituents in the office at any time. Constituents will be required to enter the office wearing a mask and to sanitize their hands once they arrive. Please note that due to COVID-19, the office may close on short notice. Staff will do their best to notify any previously made constituents with appointments in a timely manner.

Ian Arthur, MPP Kingston and the Islands

Government of Ontario

Workers and WSIB

The Workplace Safety & Insurance Act governs the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB).

This Act requires that any person acting as a representative for an injured worker be either: a lawyer, a paralegal, a representative of a trade union, or a member of the Office of the Worker Advisor. Although my office is exempt from this provision, my staff are not properly trained to represent workers. This means that we cannot represent you.

However, we are able to assist you with finding the representation you deserve. Although we are unable to represent you at hearings, we are still able to review your claim file and make recommendations.

If you require assistance with any WSIB matter, please ensure you have a copy of your entire claim file. This will ensure we are able to view all the documents pertaining to your matter.

Visit the WSIB Ontario website for more information