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OEH Seminar: Workers’ Compensation for Occupational Disease: Medicolegal Challenges

This presentation provides the basic building blocks for understanding rules and processes governing the recognition of occupational diseases in the context of workers’ compensation legislation in Canada. Examples drawn from Ontario, British Columbia and Québec illustrate ways in which scientific data is used in the adjudication process, and mechanisms by which decisions are made in individual cases. Participants learn the importance of acknowledging specificities of medicolegal adjudication in the context of workers’ compensation claims in light of the underpinnings of workers’ compensation legislation in Canadian jurisdictions.

Présentateur(s): Katherine Lippel

Katherine Lippel, LLL, LLM, FRSC, is a full professor of law at the Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section) at the University of Ottawa and holds the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law. She is a member of the CINBIOSE research centre, a WHO-PAHO collaborating centre and specialises in legal issues relating to occupational health and safety, workers' compensation and return to work after work injury. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2017 she was awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Gold Medal, the Council's highest award.

Avis de non-responsabilité

The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. For more information, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (elaina.macintyre@oahpp.ca).



Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or events@oahpp.ca.

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Publié le 22 oct. 2019