What are the conditions that qualify for a WSIB pension?
WSIB pensions can be granted for conditions that fall under 4 categories. Organic Impairment, Psychotraumatic Disability, Chronic Pain Disability and Industrial Disease.
If you have been left with a physical impairment as a result of your injury, historically the assessment has been conducted by one of the WSIB's doctors. These are individuals employed by the WSIB who work out of the WSIB offices and conduct these types of physical assessments.
If your impairment has resulted from an Occupational Disease, the assessment is made based on a review of medical tests such as X-Rays, MRI's, Blood tests, etc. Occupational Diseases recognized by the WSIB:
- Asbestosis and silicosis.
- Inhalation of substances and fumes.
- Noise-induced hearing loss.
If the nature of your impairment is psychiatric in nature, the assessment is conducted based on the review of psychiatric reports and assessments conducted by a psychiatrist or psychologist handling your care.
If your injury has resulted in chronic pain and meets the WSIB's Chronic Pain 5 point criteria, it is conducted based on a evaluation of both physical and psychological assessments and reports conducted during the course of your treatment.