Services in Ontario - Injured at work
Office of the Worker Advisor
Contact InformationToll-free 1-800-435-8980 (workplace insurance) Toll-free TTY 1-866-445-3092 (workplace insurance)
The Office of the Worker Advisor is an agency that gives free legal advice and representation to workers:
- who are not unionized
- have been injured at work
- are threatened or punished for following health and safety laws
Injured Workers’ Community Legal Clinic
Industrial Accident Victims’ Group of Ontario (IAVGO)
Contact InformationPhone 416-924-6477 Toll-free 1-877-230-6311
Legal Aid Ontario funds this legal clinic to offer free legal advice by telephone or in person to injured workers and their families. They also represent injured workers who have a low income and qualify financially for their services.
They help with workers’ compensation claims, including representing injured workers at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
They also help migrant workers dealing with workplace accidents and injuries.
Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic
Contact InformationPhone 416-971-8832 Toll-free 1-877-832-6090
Pro Bono Ontario – Free legal advice hotline
Contact InformationPhone 1-855-255-7256
The hotline can give you 30 minutes of free legal help and advice over the telephone on civil law matters, which include:
- consumer issues
- Powers of Attorney
- corporate law for charities, non-profits, and small businesses
It doesn’t help with family law or criminal law problems.
The hotline generally accepts calls Monday to Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon, and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.