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Vet Technician Bitten by a Cat while on the Job 

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Posted On: 6/24/2015
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Hi!

My name is Silvia I arrived 6 months ago to Canada with my boyfriend. Now he is working as a vet technician and one week ago, he was bitten by a wild cat in his labor hours. His Spanish insurance doesn't cover the bite, and he asked in his clinic for the WSIB but they told him, that veterinary clinics doesn't have this kind of insurance, so now we need to pay us everything ( almost $600).

My question is: It could be true that they don't have the WSIB? In that case, Do we need to pay everything?

Thanks in advance

Silvia
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Posted On: 6/25/2015
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Hello Silvia,

Thank you for sharing your friend's situation and question with us.

It is great that you are looking into this type of information on behalf of your boyfriend. We can appreciate that you would both be concerned about this situation.

You and your boyfriend may want to contact the following organizations to find out what his rights are:

Office of the Worker Adviser

and

Toronto Workers Health and Safety Legal Clinic

You can also find some additional information on the this WSIB - Operational policy manual.

Here is an excerpt,

Guidelines

Eligible for coverage

Those employers who are not compulsorily covered under either Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 of the Act but who are eligible for Schedule 1 coverage by application include, but are not limited to:

*banks, insurance companies, and trust companies
*barbers and hair salons
*membership organizations (such as labour organizations, professional associations, political organizations, etc.)
*motion picture producers
*offices of lawyers, dentists, medical doctors and veterinarians
*photographers
*radio and television broadcasters
*touring and travel agencies.

The WSIB's Employer Classification Manual (ECM) provides descriptions of covered and non-covered activities. The ECM classifies these activities into rate groups and classification units (CUs) according to the principles set out in "The Classification Scheme" which is found in the ECM and in the OPM (see 14-01-01).


I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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