This policy describes the approach the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) uses when deciding whether workers are entitled to compensation for psychological injuries that do not arise as a consequence of a physical injury.
More specifically, the policy outlines:
- how the definition of accident in The Workers Compensation Act (the Act) applies to psychological injuries, and what this means in adjudicative practice; and
- how the Act's rebuttable presumption for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) works
Frequently Asked Questions: Changes to WCB Policy 44.05.30, Adjudication of Psychological Injuries Claims
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On or before December 31, 2021
For all claims with accident dates on or before the above dates.