Nova Scotia

Pictou Country Injured Workers Association

142 Provost Street
New Glasgow, NS B2H 2P7
T: (902) 695-7249
F: (902) 695-3153

Cape Breton Injured Workers Association

714 Alexandra Street
Sydney, NS
T: (902) 539-4650

The Office of the Worker Counsellor

Suite 220, 3700 Kempt Road,
Halifax, Nova Scotia
T: (902) 455 -5455 (Halifax)
T: (877) 220 -2722 (Long distance)

Workers’ Advisers Program

5670 Spring Garden Road, Suite 502
P.O. Box 1063
Halifax, NS B3J 2X1
T: (902) 424 -5050 (Halifax)
T: (800) 774 -4712 (Toll free in N.S.)

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  1. I was poisoned by Freon over a 5 month period by a Employer in Dartmouth. I have had palpitations most of my life, and a family history of irregular heart beat. When my supervisor found a leaking reclamation machine spraying out Freon-12 ( ), I believe the adrenaline from that triggered a moderate arrhythmia. I then attempted to get medical help. I told them about the palpitations and the family history and a study from Cairo I had found about occupational exposure to Freon. At first I asked to have a Holter strapped to me while I was working and when I was told that wasn’t going to happen I asked for unemployment. I was told by multiple doctor’s, my employer, and WCB a while later that Freon cannot cause irregular heart beat and that I did not have irregular heart beat. With no other option left, I quit my job. I then spent from February to October with my blood pressure dangerously high being accused of not taking blood pressure medication. When I was finally allowed to have a Holter monitor done, it clearly stated “Prevailing rhythm was sinus arrhythmia.”. I am “mostly” recovered, but I still take medication once or twice a week when I start going out of rhythm. I cannot get anyone to give me a checkup, let alone acknowledge what happened to me. My old Doctor claimed that I did not like the effects of a calcium blocker so that’s why he never prescribed me a betablocker, but I was never given a calcium blocker. His personal friend the cardiologist who referred me for a Holter lied and claimed I told him I ran out of blood pressure medication. I am a immigrant from Appalachia, I am not sure what I did to deserve anything that happened to me and out of a hundred people in this province, not one single soul has shown me any compassion let alone attempted to help me. God help the injured workers in this province, its all a game to the people who claim they are there to help you. I question how these people are able to sleep at night with such issues weighing on their conscience.

  2. Looking for a good lawyer that is familiar with the tort abuse of power by public officials and WCB law.

    This issue branches from Chartered Rights and Freedoms through Equality Rights s.15 with violations of the Workers Compensation Act. and tort law. As the WCB did not act in good faith (I can prove) they case manager and entity do not have protection from civil action under abuse of power by public officials.

    Please let me know if this an area that you practice and would be willing to speak about or know of a lawyer who handles these.

  3. My brother and I have been sexually assaulted on the job. The perpetrator was our floor supervisor and union representative. The act against my brother was caught on CCTV and is in the hands of the RCMP. The perpetrator is currently at work and we are being treated horribly. We both now have PTSD and WCB is not helping. I would like to talk with someone who might be able to assist us. If anyone can talk with us we would appreciate it.

  4. I have been fighting Nova Scotia WCB for 43 years, and getting no where. I cannot seem to get enough evidence to support my case anymore, as most doctor and hospital records have been destroyed. Now I am trying for chronic pain, while totally reviewing my file I noticed that in 1975 the employers doctor wanted a psychological opinion done, so WCB at that time sent me to a regular medical doctor. I thought they had to send you to a Psychiatrist to have this done. I suffered a traumatic work accident in 1975, which changed my life forever. I have read all kinds of court decisions, and it seems that I am right, but WCB always want more. I cannot afford a lawyer, and the injured workers group in Sydney NS is now down to one advocate for 800 workers. Would anyone know of any other resources that can be used. I will fight this until they put me in the ground, but that is what they want anyway.

  5. i am a injured worker since 2007 january 17 from a head injury.i have been having non stop pain in my head its in my brain my eyes face down the right side and back all day eyes feel as someone is pouring somekind of turbine or something in them all the time my brain is like you are just sick and tired of grabbing your head a heading to a counch to lay down.i was managing my pain then the doctors passed this new law because i do not know and why it should effect me.and i don’t like the way they think they can talk and threaten you if you don’t go along with the program.i would like to talk to someone about this and to find out what lawyer you can call to get some kind of help.and to find out what i can do about this and the way they treat people.and i would like to get it done as quick as possible not to sound pushy but they really are and if you try to explain anything they just turn on you in a second.i have been going to the same doctor and medical clinic since i got hurt and the same doctor for over 24 years and never went to the doctor till after i got hurt with my brain injury.and i really didn’t know how much metal was in my face till i went to a different clinic and got some xray’s taken of my if i could talk to someone to explain this and my problem in person i would feel much better.and someone could help me and tell me what i can do to get the quality of life they say i have a right to have.i called the human rights of nova scotia and they told me to try here first and than call them could someone please help me. thank you william macneil

    1. HEY BROTHER, I’m an injured worker as well, all kinds of messed up , all the abuse and neglect are geared at imposing psychological injurie, to the point you give up, or commit suicide. They don’t care as long as they get their gift cards, you heard right gift cards based of the disqualification of claims 15- 75 dollars tax free on our misery and blood. I have been fighting the bastards for 6 years now and I will expose them all. these abuses were identified in the 80’s -90,s I believe in “the Dorsey report”, and again in “1998 select committee meetings on the WCB” where do to the large number of directives and orders were given to the WCB to cut down on the abuses to injured workers, and correct some of the abusive discriminatory behaviour of officials and some medical officers at the wcb.
      Here’s my email address send me your phone number and ill call you (don’t want to publish my number on a website}.
      and misery loves company : perhaps I may offer some advice and ill bring you up to speed with what trees I’m shaking, and to ongoing legal action (same boat self represented) . regards Wayne

    2. William and Wayne (and anyone else struggling with Head injury), I am wondering if you have found a doctor to treat your concussion symptoms? Have you found a good lawyer to handle your case? If you are interested is sharing helpful info please let me know. Is there another site where people like you discuss these matters? Britt

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