2333 Dundas Street West,
Toronto , Ontario M6R 3A6 CANADA
Workers Compensation Advocate is a legal services firm that helps clients with work injury and disability claims to receive all the compensation benefits they are entitled to. Our clients have worked in a variety of different industries, which include clerical and office workers, auto mechanics, taper and drywall workers, construction workers, painters, electricians, general labour and forklift operators, assembly line workers, butchers, housekeeping, truck drivers and others. We have successfully represented unionized and nonunionized employees. Our primary focus is related to claims with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), previously called Workers Compensation Board (WCB), and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits, including oral hearings and tribunals, before the Workplace and Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) and the Social Security Tribunal (SST).
The Workers Compensation Advocate paralegal, Robert Govaert, has over 20 years of experience handling claims through all stages of the appeal process. Robert Govaert has helped many clients recover additional, retroactive and ongoing benefits. Most of our work comes from referrals from lawyers, paralegals, health care professionals and from previous clients who were pleased with the outcome of their claims.
Some noteworthy WSIB cases Robert Govaert has won include:
• Winning the first dog hearing ear dog in Ontario (entitlement and costs)
• Entitlement to Parkinson’s Disease following a head injury
• Entitlement to cancer that developed at the site of a workplace injury
If you had a serious work injury, call us for a free consultation.
Please visit our website for more information and client testimonials.
Based on 11 reviews
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) said my dad could return to light work and cut his benefits and WSIB denied entitlement to my mom's work injury. My parents have limited English, so I helped my parents find 5 other lawyers to help and paid them upfront, but they were unsuccessful. When I was looking for a new lawyer, a personal injury lawyer in Toronto told me they don't take WSIB cases, but recommended Robert Govaert, a paralegal, with Workers Compensation Advocate. Thanks to Robert Govaert, my parents both won their WSIB appeals and all their compensation benefits owing over 6 years and ongoing benefits. The WSIB appeal process is very complicated and takes a long time, so I am glad we had Robert Govaert on our side to help my parents receive all the compensation benefits they are entitled to. I hope this review will help others. I recommend you call Robert Govaert at Workers Compensation Advocate.
My WCB benefits were cut off in 1996. I went to two different lawyers to ask for help, but I was told both times that I didn't have a chance to get anything .I am happy you decided to take my case, because with your help I received back all my WCB retroactive benefits from 1996 and additional supplementary benefits for life. Robert Govaert is the best and I highly recommend his paralegal services.
I was totally disabled following my work related motor vehicle accident (MVA), and I was allowed Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits and long term disability benefits, but the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) determined I was fit to return to work and closed my file. I was unsuccessful with my appeals with a WSIB lawyer and a paralegal for over 5 years, until another injured worker recommended Robert Govaert from Workers Compensation Advocate in Toronto. Robert Govaert took my WSIB case and helped prove that I was not fit to return to work after my work related MVA injury and I recovered 7 years of retroactive and ongoing monthly benefits to age 65 from WSIB. If your WSIB benefits were reduced, stopped or cut off, I highly recommend you contact Robert Govaert, from Workers Compensation Advocate in Toronto.
When I first met Robert Govaert, I believed in my heart that he was the person to help me and he gave me hope not to give up. Robert's knowledge and experience helped prove that I was not fit to return to work and won my case at the Tribunal. If you are an injured worker, don't waste time and find a way to call Robert Govaert to help you.
Two lawyers refused to take my case. Robert Govaert was honest and gave me hope when I was frustrated and ready to give up. He always took the time to explain everything to me as the proceeding progressed and he helped me win everything I was entitled to. I would highly recommend Robert Govaert.
I was very pleased with the way Robert Govaert handled my Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits case. Robert was very professional throughout the appeal process and he kept me informed with every step he took in my case.
I was upset when WSIB cut my benefits and my previous lawyer couldn’t help me. From my first consultation with Robert Govaert, I felt comfortable with him and confident that I had a chance to win. Robert Govaert helped me win over $500 000 for my work injury. I am so happy and excited.
I want to say thank you Robert Govaert for doing my case and helping me win retroactive and ongoing benefits. Robert is a very experienced professional and he knows what he is doing. Robert Govaert has a great attitude and he made me feel confident in my case not to give up. From my personal experience I recommend Robert Govaert, he is a professional that you can trust.
From the first interview my case was handled in a professional way. Robert Govaert helped me recover over 20 years of retroactive pension and supplementary benefits for life. The extra monthly benefits really help me in my retirement.
Robert Govaert gave me the hope to proceed with a Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) appeal, when I had given up and thought no one could help me. Mr. Govaert helped me win back over 4 years of work injury benefits, ongoing benefits and coverage for my medications. I am really happy I found the right person to help me out and get my life back on track.
I injured my back and shoulder and I was denied benefits at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT). Other law firms refused to take my case. Robert Govaert from Workers Compensation Advocate not only took my case, he recovered over 22 years of work injury benefits and ongoing benefits for life, including personal care.