Ontario Appoints New Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal Chair
Ontario has appointed David N. Corbett as the new Chair of the province's Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).
Mr. Corbett has extensive experience practicing in the area of labour, employment and workers' compensation law. For the past 35 years, he has served in the law firm of Fasken Martineau in Toronto, most recently as senior partner. He possesses a keen understanding of the administrative justice system, having appeared as counsel before various boards and tribunals.
As chair, Mr. Corbett will work to ensure that the tribunal delivers on its commitment to timely and superior quality service.
The WSIAT is a provincial agency that hears appeals from final decisions of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) on entitlements to benefits, health care and vocational rehabilitation. The WSIAT is an arm's-length agency of the Ministry of Labour, and is independent of the WSIB.
Mr. Corbett was selected through a competitive, merit-based recruitment process managed by an independent recruitment firm.
- Established in 1985, WSIAT have overseen a wide range of issues, including complex occupational disease claims, right to sue cases and constitutional issues.
“I congratulate Mr. Corbett on his appointment as WSIAT Chair, and I am confident his experience and expertise will serve the tribunal well. His leadership and legal knowledge will be a tremendous asset to the tribunal as it continues to deliver well-reasoned, quality and thoughtful decisions.”