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We have obtained over $100,000 in benefits for over 85% of our Clients






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WELCOME

Yormak & Associates the leading exclusively worker’s WSIB/CPP/LTD law firm in Ontario limits its practice to only employee disability claims. We are dedicated to helping people who need it the most.

Whether you have been hurt, denied WSIB, CPP or any other income replacement benefits we can help. We have narrowly focused our practice so we can focus on you by providing the highest quality most extensive and caring legal representation with over 30 years experience.


THIS IS ALL WE DO!

WE ONLY WORK FOR YOU… NEVER THE EMPLOYER OR INSURANCE COMPANIES!


WSIB, CPP, ODSP and disability insurance are often overlapping and interrelated sometimes causing a great deal of confusion. We can tell you which benefits you may be eligible for—some benefits you may be totally unaware of. No one, not even your own employer may have told you about these benefits This is highly technical and specialized.

You may ask: “Why is this happening to me?” and what can I do to fight this? We know why and we can tell you. Disability is a highly technical and specialized area of law completely different than car accidents.


“RECOVERING YOUR PAST….ENSURING YOUR FUTURE”

This is our guiding principle. It is not just your past due wages or benefits we seek for you; that is not enough. Using our innovative and specialized legal experience we ensure that we also look after you and your family’s future.

In many instances our clients were entirely unaware of potential benefit plans they were entitled to through work or otherwise. No one told them. We pursue this for all clients.

Our clients suffer from a wide range of disabilities and impairments:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Back
  • Neck
  • CTS
  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Slipped Discs
  • PTSD
  • Spinal
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Concussion

  • OUR PROMISE

    Our goal is to maximize each individual’s rights to benefits under the law and to assist them through what is often a life crisis which seems to make no sense to them legally, medically or otherwise, all caused by the denial of income and other benefits from WSIB, CPP or insurance companies all of whom are supposed to be there for you.


    We are committed to:
    Providing quality comprehensive legal representation that addressed the unique circumstances of each client invoking various statutes policies and benefit plans to make the system work for you and not against you.

    AND advising in regard to medical issues when your own physicians themselves may be baffled and stymied by WSIB, CPP, insurers denials riddled with seemingly endless complications and bureaucratic jargon. Both you and your doctor may be asking: WHY ARE THEY NOT LISTENING TO MY OWN PHYSICIAN?


    WHAT YOU FACE

    Facing a disability or serious injury is a scary prospect in and of itself. Then to have to face WSIB and other denials on top of it and on your own? What more information can they possibly want? Why don’t they listen? What do I tell my family? How is my family going to survive? What do I do now? And the list goes on. We know.

    These are the questions our clients ask us at their FREE FIRST CONSULATION. No matter where you are in the process with WSIB, CPP or insurer, whether just injured, just denied benefits or even years after the injury we can provide the advise you may so desperately need. We focus our efforts on providing you all of the past and future benefits owed to you. We can provide the answers.


    ‘YOU ONLY HAVE THE RIGHTS YOU ARE WILLING TO FIGHT FOR”

    We will navigate you through the often frustrating and incompre- hensible WSIB and disability world from the initial application to all levels of appeal.

    You need to be aware of some of the small points which may impact you hugely , such as the requirement that you may have to pay back your insurer from WSIB,CPP proceeds depending on th circumstance. Only a lawyer is able to deal with your insurer.


    NO PARALEGAL IS PERMITTED TO ADVISE OR REPRESENT YOU REGARDING CLAIMS AGAINST INSURERS SUCH AS LONG AND SHORT TERM DISABILITY WHICH MAY DIRECTLY IMPACT YOUR WSIB, CPP BENEFITS.


    OUR SERVICES:

  • Free Case Evaluation
  • Benefit Applications
  • All appeals, all levels
  • Medical Recommendations
  • All Court Work
  • Assist Ongoing Benefits
  • Appeal your WSIB Denial before it's too late
    The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is a government body that is supposed to provide benefits to workers when they are unable to work or are permanently injured from a work-related accident or condition.
    Canada Pension Plan Disability


    CPP Disability is a federal government run social insurance program (as opposed to Ontario’s WSIB) which everyone who earns income pays into over the years. This program provides partial income benefits to you when you become disabled and unable to work.

    You do not have to be injured at work in order to qualify for this program. CPP considers all of your conditions and injuries, work related or not.

    Short term disability

    Many workers and employees do not even realize that this may exist for their benefit. We have found that most claimants like you are surprised after a case review that they in fact have this coverage.

    In Canada, many employers provide income replacement plans through major private insurance companies who will pay income benefits to former employees if they are unable to work and become disabled.

    OurTeam

    Providing skilled representation to injured workers for over 30 years, Yormak & Associates has a history of proven results. In fact, over 85% of our clients have recovered benefits in excess of $100,000. We can help you! As the WSIB lawyer London and southwestern Ontario trusts to get results, we offer the most extensive legal representation from a staff that truly cares about your case.

    Steven R. Yormak, B.A., Dip. J., LL.B.

    Barrister & Solicitor
    Founding Senior Partner
    Mr. Yormak’s experience in this area extends not only throughout the other Canadian provinces but also into the U.S.

    In response to a glaring need to protect disabled worker and employee rights to WSIB, CPP , insurance benefits and other employment entitlement Mr. Yormak took his 30+ years of experience and decided to dedicate his skills to this area of law exclusively. He NEVER represents the employer or insurance companies — something other legal representatives or firms in this area of law cannot say.

    Mr. Yormak’s experience in this area extends not only throughout Ontario but across Canada. He has represented clients at every level of WSIB and CPP appeals and adjudication as well as in the Ontario Supreme Court, Ontario Divisional Court, Ontario Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Appeal.

    Mr. Yormak prides himself not just on his vast knowledge of the legal process and the law but his practical knowledge as well of knowing the system including over 30 years of medical/legal knowledge that he brings to every hearing for the client. In other words he “knows how it really works”.

    Mr. Yormak has been committed to fighting for the rights of the injured and disabled opening his own law firm in 1981 as a founding partner and owner. His successes in this highly complex and challenging field have been unparalleled. His advice his often sought out by other attorneys for his depth of knowledge and experience in WSIB, disability and employment law. He has given numerous lectures and seminars in this area of law.

    Mr. Yormak continues to do pro bono work through various agencies. He may be reached at: yormakstaff1@bellnet.ca


    SERVICES INCLUDE:

    • Free case evaluation
    • Assisting in initial application for benefits
    • Medical recommendations and assistance
    • All appeals at all levels
    • Any court work, if required
    • Monitoring and assisting ongoing benefits

    WE FIGHT TO RECOVER BENEFITS FOR YOU:

    Yormak & Associates is the WSIB London authority that fights to recover the benefits you may have been wrongly denied and works to ensure your future benefits, taking the uncertainty out of your future.


    EXPERIENCE AND GUIDANCE

    Are you looking for a WSIB lawyer Kitchener counts on for experienced legal guidance? Yormak & Associates is pleased to serve clients in Toronto and throughout southwestern Ontario.


    WE SERVICE:

    • Toronto & GTA
    • London
    • Kitchener-Waterloo
    • Windsor
    • All of Southwestern Ontario



    Adele Clewlow

    Senior Legal Assistant

    Ms. Clewlow has an extensive background in disability and specifically in WSIB procedure and law having been a WSIB applicant and appellant herself and successfully pursuing all of benefits.

    She has been a vital part of Yormak & Associates for over five years.

    She has decided to dedicate herself to assisting other workers and disabled in their fight against the bureaucracies she so successfully overcame, having the practical insight to also know exactly how these decision-makers function.

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    Our Client Feedback and Comments
    Ra. N.
    "In August 2010 I had a slip and fall at work. Since this accident, my life has changed forever. I injured my head, back, neck, right arm, shoulder and I have lost all feeling on the right side of my body. I have been in this country since 1995 and my English is not very good and dealing with the WSIB, the employer and all the paperwork was very difficult for me until Mr. Yormak took the case. Since this time I have not had to worry about anything, knowing Mr. Yormak would take care of me. On the advice of Mr. Yormak, I applied to CPP disability and am now able to pay my bills. Both my wife and I are very appreciative of all the hard work both Mr. Yormak and his staff have and are putting into my case to take care of me and my family.”
    Bob M.
    “In approximately 1988, I suffered a severe industrial accident. I had fallen 30 feet into a cement and steel chute. This resulted in brain damage and spinal damage. I had tried to negotiate with comp with little success. Steve Yormak took our case and dramatically changed our struggle by challenging the comp board and winning. Allowing us to live a normal life and providing us the ability to pay off our mortgage, purchase an income property and send our son to university. My wife and I are grateful that we could put our future in Steve’s hands, confident he could take care of us, which he did.”
    Melanie D.
    "When I became seriously injured on the job I suddenly faced two insurmountable problems. The first obvious battle was the struggle to live and adjust to my newly injured body. The second and truly most unexpected was the exhaustive and painful battle for entitlements such as Lost Earnings and Monetary Payments due to the effects on my quality of life. When I was given Steven Yormak's number I was two years into the process, constantly in physical pain, and had suffered through several confusing and unsuccessful attempts at getting my voice heard. I was alone, tired and rapidly giving up. Mr. Yormak breathed hope back into my situation. He brought to the table superior knowledge of the system. He also entered with a forceful voice that he demanded be heard. I was no longer alone in this battle. Most importantly I was no longer losing this battle. Mr. Yormak's ability to win started to rebuild so many aspects of my life that had been eroded by years of struggle. The system is set up for you to fail. It is full of unexpected and unfair pitfalls. I truly believe that you need a Goliath force in your corner. I strongly recommend Mr. Steven Yormak as that giant crusader on your team."

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