Since 1987, Canadians as a nation have done a great job of drastically reducing the number of workplace injuries occurring every year. While this is fantastic news and a trend we both hope and expect to continue, one in 68 employed workers suffered an on the job injury in 2010 which still adds up to a staggering number of injuries. While most of these injuries are minor, there is still a significant percentage which may end up leaving the employee with a long term disability.
What is a Workplace Injury?
Workplace injuries can happen to anyone at any time and run the gambit from a simple paper cut all the way to a serious disability which will affect you for the rest of your life. Obviously, when talking about the work we do here at Canadian Disability Benefits is going to focus more on the latter variety and how we can help relieve the financial hardships which so often go hand-in-hand when living with a disability.
Due to the wide variety of occupations in which Canadians currently work, the definition of a workplace injury is hard to nail down to anything further than any injury which occurs in your workplace. If that injury leaves you with a physical or mental disability which affects your life in a significant way, you could qualify for up to $35,000 in benefits under the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program.
Symptoms of Workplace Injuries
Just as there are thousands of different occupations and numerous ways to be injured at each of them, the symptoms of a workplace injury can include those of nearly any imaginable physical or mental disability that you may experience in any other aspect of life. This makes it extremely difficult to make any sort of list of symptoms, other than to say that if your disability is the result of a workplace injury and is now affecting your life in a significant way, you might qualify for Canadian Disability Tax Credit benefits.
As you many of you may expect serious workplace injuries are statistically more likely to occur in some fields than in others. The jobs which top the list consistently seem to come from the construction and manufacturing fields. This logically makes sense as there are many more ways to get injured when working with heavy equipment than if you spend your day in an office chair.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
While the Canadian Disability Tax Credit is extremely inclusive and well intentioned, but it doesn’t always seem that way to those who need it most. For many, their first introduction to the system comes when they begin the application process which is not only long but full of legal intricacies which can be extremely deterring to the average person. If that weren’t bad enough, it is also shockingly easy to make one small misstep which can get your application rejected and leave you back where you started. At Canadian Disability Benefits, our expert staff has been preparing these applications for thousands of Canadians for more than ten years. This has given us the knowledge and experience to assist you through the process so that you can continue living your life while we work to get you the maximum benefits that you are entitled to.