Many workers return to employment after a workplace accident and later experience a renewal of symptoms or increase in permanent impairment. In these cases, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) must determine whether the worker has experienced a recurrence of a previous workplace injury, or whether their current condition is caused by a new and separate intervening event. This policy explains how the WCB determines if the worker has experienced a recurrence. It also provides rules about the calculation of wage loss benefits for workers who have experienced a recurrence.
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22.214.171.124, Recurring Effects of Injuries and Illnesses (Recurrences) J....pdf
This policy applies to decisions between January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 made on accidents which occurred on or after 1992
January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2021
This policy applies to decisions between the above dates made on accidents which occurred on or after 1992. [This policy is numbered as 126.96.36.199.10 and titled Recurring Effects of Injuries and Illness (Recurrences). It was rescinded on January 1, 2022]