April 22: Changes to Workers’ Comp Process Proposed

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The government proposed changes designed to improve workers’ comp claims processing times for injured workers through amendments to the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Act.  The changes will:

  • Create an external workers’ comp appeals tribunal separate and independent in its operations from WorkSafeNB
  • Establish a chairperson of the appeals tribunal who’ll report directly to the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
  • Ensure that decisions be issued by the tribunal within 90 days and implemented by WorkSafeNB within 30 days from the final hearing
  • Establish an internal fair dispute resolution process within WorkSafeNB.