Determining Suitable Employment & Earnings Capacity Loss

Determining Suitable Employment & Earnings Capacity Loss

Effective Dates

December 31, 2006 - June 30, 2008

Policy Code

CS-08

General Information

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.

Purpose

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

November 8, 1994 - December 31, 2006 | CS-08 | Client Services

Suspension, Reduction and Termination of Benefits

May 9, 1994 - June 30, 2008 | CL-30 | Claims

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

February 26, 2002 - June 30, 2008 | CL-35 | Claims

Treatment

February 10, 1997 - June 30, 2008 | CS-01 | Client Services

Re-Employment Assistance Allowance

December 31, 1992 - June 30, 2008 | CS-02 | Client Services

Rehabilitation

February 11, 2007 - June 30, 2008 | CS-11 | Client Services