April 22: Changes to Workers’ Comp Process Proposed


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.