Pre-Existing Conditions

Pre-Existing Conditions

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, m

Effective Dates

March 31, 1994 - December 31, 2007

Policy Code

CL-47

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.

Prevention

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.

Roles and Responsibilities

Claims

Application

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.

Permanent Impairment

November 9, 1993 - March 7, 1994 | CL-41 | Claims

Rehabilitation

December 8, 1993 - December 31, 2004 | CS-05 | Client Services