Determining Suitable Employment & Earnings Capacity Loss
December 31, 2006 - June 30, 2008
The injured worker, the employer, the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health & Safety Board (YWCHSB) and health care providers share responsibility for assisting the worker in mitigating the effects of a work-related disability. This is typically achieved through the recovery, rehabilitation and return-to-work processes.
In some cases, a worker will be unable to fully overcome the effects of a work-related injury and will continue to have a loss of earnings capacity. This worker is entitled to compensation for the difference between their pre-injury earnings, as determined under Policy CL-35, "Loss of Earnings Benefits", and their estimated earnings capacity once rehabilitation is completed.
This policy, which outlines how the YWCHSB will estimate a worker's loss of earning capacity, will ensure that a fair, reasonable and predictable approach is followed.
Fitness for Employment Suitable Occupation Deeming
Suspension, Reduction and Termination of Benefits
In limited circumstances, the board is permitted to suspend, reduce, or terminate compensation that is payable to a worker or his/her dependants.
Any decision made pertaining to the suspension, reduction or termination of compensation may be app
Loss of Earnings Benefits
Re-Employment Assistance Allowance