Claims Reporting

NOTE: You must register before you can submit a claim and you MUST notify the Call Centre (1-877-393-0338) as soon as you think you may have a claim to report the situation and arrange for coverage. Do NOT pay your lawyer and then seek reimbursement from the Plan, call the Plan and arrange for the Plan to pay your lawyer.

How to submit a claim or a potential claim situation

A claims representative will contact you within 1 business day of your Incident Report.

Click here for the Incident Report Form

Legal expense coverage or Title Insurance claim

If you have had an incident or loss, or if you suspect that you will need to submit a claim under one of the coverages of the PWUPP:

  • Call us at 1-877-393-0338 or 905-287-3481 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

OR

  • Complete an Incident Report Form and
    • Fax it to 905-287-2403 or 1-800-705-0006, or
    • Scan and email to pwupp@firstcdn.com, or
    • Mail it to:
      Power Workers’ Union Protection Plan
      2235 Sheridan Garden Drive
      Oakville, Ontario L6J 7Y5

Identity theft claims or incidents

  • Call CyberScout Call Center
    • 1-866-272-1223
    • Identify yourself as a Power Workers’ Union “covered person”

Need help or want to lodge a complaint?

  • Call the Power Workers’ Union Protection Plan Call Centre.
    • Rest assured that the Call Centre is secure, private and confidential.
  • The Power Workers’ Union Protection Plan works closely with Purves Redmond Limited, the PWUPP Members’ Representative
    • Purves Redmond Limited is there to provide help, assistance and support to the PWU and its members with respect to the Power Workers’ Union Protection Plan.
    • Purves Redmond Limited also has a strong claims team to support you if there is a problem or issue with a claim.
    • If necessary, the Power Workers’ Union Protection Plan Call Centre will get in touch with Purves Redmond Limited on your behalf.

Recommended counsel for legal expense claims

NOTE: You must register before you can submit a claim and you MUST notify the Call Centre (1-877-393-0338) as soon as you think you may have a claim to report the situation and arrange for coverage. Do NOT pay your lawyer and then seek reimbursement from the Plan, call the Plan and arrange for the Plan to pay your lawyer.

Criminal Defence Lawyers

The following lawyers have acted for the Power Workers’ Union and its members (including the PWU member charged and acquitted in the Barrett Chute incident) and have been pre-approved by the PWUPP.

Frank Addario
Firm: Addario Law Group
Email: faddario@addario.ca
Address: 171 John Street, Suite 101, Toronto, ON M5T 1X3
Office: 416-649-5055
Cell Phone: 416-720-9824
Fax: 1-866-714-1196

Bill Thompson
Firm: Addario Law Group
Email: wthompson@addario.ca
Address: 171 John Street, Suite 101, Toronto, ON M5T 1X3
Office: 416-649-5057
Cell Phone: 289-314-6167
Fax: 1-866-714-1196

Samara Secter
Firm: Addario Law Group
Email: ssecter@addario.ca
Address: 171 John Street, Suite 101, Toronto, ON M5T 1X3
Office: 416-649-5063
Cell Phone: 647–289-5933

Other lawyers who acted on behalf of the defendants or witnesses in the Barrett Chute case are:

Mark Ertel (Ottawa)
Firm: Bayne Sellar Boxall
Email: m.ertel@bsbcriminallaw.com
Address: 200 Elgin St., Suite 500, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L5
Office: 613-236-0535
Cell Phone: 613-299-0350
Fax: 613-236-6958

Patrick McCann (Ottawa)
Firm: McCann Law Office
Email: pmccann@mccannandlyttle.com
Address: 200 Elgin St., Suite 800, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L5
Office: 613-236-1410
Cell Phone: 613-863-1410
Fax: 613-563-1367

Civil Defence Counsel

The lawyers that have represented the PWU in Civil Litigation in the past are as follows:

Paliare Roland Rosenberg and Rothstein
155 Wellington Street West, 35th Floor
Toronto ON M5V 3H1
Canada

For assistance and referral to the appropriate lawyer, contact Deanna Watters, Law Clerk to Ian Roland.
Tel: 416-646-7429
Fax: 416-646-4301
Email: deanna.watters@paliareroland.com

If she’s not immediately available, Parlet Blake (Assistant to Ian Roland), may be contacted.

Tel: 416-646-7419
Fax: 416-646-4301
Email: parlet.blake@paliareroland.com

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