Sept. 30: Deadline for Comments on Compensable Consequences Policy

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A worker may be compensated for a compensable injury and a number of consequences that flow from it. WorkSafeBC policy excludes some of the costs of these compensable consequences from an employer’s experience rating. It’s reviewing the policies to determine if it should provide cost relief to employers for the costs of a further injury, increased disablement, disease or death that’s the result of an unexpected or largely unpredictable subsequent incident that has been accepted as a compensable consequence of treatment, surgery, Board-related assessment, or travel for exceptional treatment of a compensable injury. Stakeholders are invited to review the discussion paper and proposed options and provide feedback by Sept. 30, 2014.