Laura is a Partner at the law firm Mathews Dinsdale Clark LLP and a member of the firm’s national OHS/WSIB practice group. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario and McGill University. Prior to establishing CompClaim Management Inc. in 1988, she spent ten years in heavy industry (primarily steel and automotive parts manufacturing) in progressive Health & Safety and Labour Relations positions. Laura’s comprehensive knowledge and practical experience enables her to provide expert advice and hands-on assistance to a wide range of employers in various industries across Canada. Laura specializes in Safety Program leadership, critical injury/fatality investigations, and appeals representation.
Laura was welcomed into the Law Society of Upper Canada as one of the first groups of licensed paralegal practitioners in North America, and is currently the Chair of the Schedule 2 Employers’ Group (S2Eg).
In 2014 Laura was the recipient of the prestigious Ron Ellis Award for excellence and outstanding contribution to workers’ compensation law in Ontario by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Ontario Bar Association.
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, B.Sc., 1979
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Science Program, 1976-77
Lake Superior State College, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, MBA Program, 1981-82
Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), 2004
Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), 2008 (Paralegal)
Ontario Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section
Canadian Society of Safety Engineers
Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
Employers’ Advocacy Council, Policy & Law Committee
Employee Drug and Alcohol Abuse Management
Occupational Health and Safety
Third Party Investigation
Workplace Policies and Practices
Workplace Safety and Insurance
Warehousing and Distribution
Police and Fire Services
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