Important Message

August 7, 2020

We inform that we are now open once again but in a continuous effort to avoid the spread of COVID-19, we will seeing clients by appointment only.

It is absolutely mandatory that people entering our office to use a mask at all times.

Thank you for your cooperation and have a good and safe summer.

Vila Verde Financial Solutions and Services

Legal Services

  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT)
  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP) - Disability
  • Social Security Tribunal of Canada (SST)
  • and more...

Insurance Services

  • Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance - Mortgages
  • Critical Illness
  • Accidental Injury and Illness

Consultation

Come in for your free 30 min. consultation, where your case is assessed by an experienced and professional paralegal.

Our consultations are by appointment only.

Please feel free to call us to book your appointment.

Who are we?

We are an experienced paralegal company who hold the best interest of our clients at heart. We represent our clients to the fullest extent of the law, ensuring our clients receive what they deserve. Our devotion and first-class customer service has sculpted our admirable reputation amongst our clients and businesses alike.

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What can we do to help?

Here, at Vila Verde Financial Solutions and Services, we represent people with disabilities caused either by sickness or a workplace injury. We advocate on their behalf at various levels of appeal including the workplace safety insurance appeals branch, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Social Security Tribunal of Canada (General division and Appeals division).

OUR TEAM

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JOSE CARLOS MACEDO Licensed Paralegal

Jose Carlos Macedo is a senior paralegal  and director in our firm who is licensed and in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario (LSO).

Mr. Macedo has been providing legal services for over 15 years. He is also licensed with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario as an Insurance advisor for 30+ years (FSRAO).

Mr. Macedo is a member of the Ontario Paralegal Association (OPA), the Financial Advisors Association of Canada (TFAAC) and The Independent Financial Brokers of Ontario (IFB).

Mr. Macedo is a competent and professional paralegal with extensive knowledge in the legal fields and prides himself on helping those in need with their legal and financial issues. His primary focus is to provide legal advice on WSIB and CPP-Disability cases.

LEEANNE MACEDO Licensed Paralegal

Leeanne is a licensed junior paralegal at our firm and is in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Hons. B.Sc. degree in Human Biology, Mathematics and Portuguese. She then graduated with honours from the Paralegal Education program at Humber College and was awarded with the Award of Excellence.

Leeanne is a member of the Ontario Paralegal Association (OPA).

ALEXANDRA MACEDO Licensed Paralegal

Alexandra is a junior paralegal licensed at our firm and is in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario (LSO).

She graduated with honours from the Paralegal Education program at Humber College.

Alexandra is certified in First Aid/CPR and has her restricted and non-restricted firearms licence.

She is a member of the Ontario Paralegal Association and enjoys spending her time outside of work volunteering and being a part of motivational speaking.

SALLY DA SILVA Administrative Assistant

Sally is the senior admininistrative assistant.

She has over 10 years of administrative experience with great expertise in communication, scheduling, and many other administrative duties.

 

OUR SERVICES

Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)

Have you suffered a work-related injury or illness and been injured in a work-related accident? Have you lost time from work due to an injury? Are you currently in medical treatment for your work-related injury? Is WSIB refusing to pay you the benefits you deserve? Are you a survivor or a dependant of an injured worker who has passed away from a work-related accident or illness?

These questions are very common when a work-related injury or illness occurs and whether you sustained injuries while on the job or at your workplace, let us handle your claim(s) with WSIB. Our team of paralegals truly understand the depth of the workers compensation process and have great experience and knowledge in WSIB matters.

Our experience in WSIB cases includes the following:

  • Loss of Earnings (LOE) Benefits/ Future Economic Loss (FEL) Benefits
  • Non-Economic Loss (NEL) Award(s)
  • Return to Work Disputes, Discussions, and possible Resolutions
  • Chronic Pain Disability (CPD)
  • Psychotraumatic Disability
  • Survivor Benefits
  • WSIB Appeals and Reconsiderations
  • Appeals to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT)
  • and more...

Everyone has the right to a healthy and safe workplace environment to ensure workplace injuries and occupational diseases are reduced and to be compensated accordingly should a workplace injury or illness occur. We know that a workplace accident or illness can affect your life greatly, and here at Vila Verde Financial Solutions and Services, we are committed to providing professional and competent service to secure and maximize the benefits you are entitled to and reasonably deserve.

For detailed information, legal documents, and the WSIB procedure please visit the following links:

Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)
Ontario Ministry of Labor

Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT)

WSIAT is an independent adjucative institution that hears and makes decisions on appeals that are the final decisions from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Should your workers compensation case be denied at the final level of appeal at WSIB, your adverse decision may be appealed to WSIAT within the proper time limits.

For more information on WSIAT visit the following link:

Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeal Tribunal (WSIAT)

Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) & CPP-Disability

The Canada Pension Plan ensures contributing Canadians and their families protection to a certain extent against the loss of income due to retirement, disability and death. As a contributing Canadian you may be entitled to disability benefits, retirement pension and survivor benefits.

CPP-Disability is a federal benefit that is provided to those who have made enough contributions to the CPP and who are deemed disabled and unable to work at any job on a regular basis.

The definition of disability under the CPP Act is defined as "severe" and "prolonged". To be considered disabled, you must have a physical or mental disability that prevents you from doing any type of substantially gainful work and is one that is of indefinite duration.

If you feel that you are disabled and unable to work in any type of gainful employment, let us help you apply for your right to CPP-Disability benefits.

Should your application be denied, do not worry! We will request a reconsideration to Service Canada, and if that is once again denied, we will appeal your CPP-Disability matter to the Social Security Tribunal of Canada (SST).

For more information on the different CPP benefits visit the following link:

CPP General Benefits Information

Social Security Tribunal of Canada (SST)

The Social Security Tribunal (SST) is an independent tribunal that makes decisions on appeals from the Canada Pension Plan and other Acts.

Should your application for CPP-Disability benefits be denied by Service Canada, including the reconsideration, we will appeal your decision to the general division of the Social Security Tribunal.

If it is once again denied, we may be able to request a leave to appeal to the Appeals Division of the Social Security Tribunal.

If your application has been denied, we would be happy to help you appeal your decision to the SST.

For more information on SST visit the following link:

Social Security Tribunal of Canada (SST)

Other Services

The following is a list of other services that we provide representation with:

  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT)
  • Short Term Disability (STD) / Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Immigration Matters
    • Permanent Resident Card & Renewal
    • Canadian Citizenship Applications
  • and more...

Should you have any questions or inquiries regarding any of our services and whether or not we can help you with your case, please call us to book an appointment.

Information pertaining to ODSP and SBT please refer to the following links respectively:

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT)

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Contact US

  • Email
  • Phone
    416-652-8297
  • Fax
    416-652-9911
  • Address
    1345 ST CLAIR AVENUE W | UNIT 1
    TORONTO, ON
    M6E 1C3