Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

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Policies

Policy CL-47 - Pre-Existing Conditions

Effective Dates

April 1, 1994 to January 1, 2008

Series

Claims

General Information

The Workers' Compensation Act states that a worker is eligible for compensation benefits if they have suffered a work-related disability that arises out of and in the course of employment. A worker may be entitled to receive loss of earnings benefits, medical aid, rehabilitation, and/or a permanent impairment award.

There may be circumstances when a work-related disability may aggravate a pre-existing condition. This policy provides guidelines in assessing whether a pre-existing condition shall be considered compensable or non-compensable.

All claims decisions are appealable to the Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board.