NDP Targets Workers Comp Suppression

The Selinger government has introduced legislation targeting employers who attempt to suppress workers compensation claims. A recent report by the Workers Compensation Board documented frequent instances of claim suppression by employers. The proposed amendments to the Workers Compensation Act (Bill 65) would broaden worker protection by increasing penalties to employers who engage in claim suppression. […]

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Winnipeg Free Press – Stop WCB Claims Suppression

On March 28, 2014, the Workers Compensation Board released Claim Suppression in the Manitoba Workers Compensation System. This report identified that claim suppression exists in Manitoba and may be skewing the overall representation of how safe workplaces really are… read more at winnipegfreepress.com

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Winnipeg Free Press: Work-zone speeders to see penalties climb

Tougher fines will be levelled against speeders who whiz through highway construction zones even when no workers are present. Bill 2, introduced Friday, would allow authorities to impose additional fines of $7.70 for each km/h of excess speed — an increase from the current $5 per km/h of excess speed. Labour and Immigration Minister Erna […]

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Nov 21st, 2013

Interesting presentation this morning from the Washington State Workers Compensation authority. While they focused on creative ways to move complex “stuck” claims forward, a particular statistic struck me. Everyone in disability management knows that the earlier an injured worker is returned to work, the better their odds for recovery are. In fact the figure more […]

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National Workers Compensation & Disability Management Conference

I’m currently at the USA National Workers Compensation & Disability Management Conference and would recommend it to any Canadian disability management practitioners. While the wcb laws in the USA are a lot different than those in Canada, it is nice to listen to new perspectives on both wcb and d/m and to see in which […]

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Winnipeg Free Press: Asbestos registry proclaimed as law at Saskatchewan’s legislature

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has marked the death of a man who advocated for asbestos safety by officially enacting a new law making asbestos reporting mandatory. Thursday’s proclamation of the law will require Crown corporations, school districts, health regions and the provincial government to ensure their buildings are listed on the province’s on-line registry […]

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