June 30, 2008 - June 30, 2015
Where a factor other than the work injury is negatively affecting the worker’s ability to return to the pre-injury earning level it is important to identify them as soon as possible.
For the purpose of this policy, a pre-existing condition is any condition unrelated to a work injury which may affect recovery or the extent of injury. Pre-existing conditions may be known to exist prior to a work injury (usually because they caused symptoms), or they may develop post-injury.
Where a worker has completed necessary medical treatments but his or her ability to return to the pre-injury earning level is negatively affected by a pre-existing condition, compensation entitlement may be adjusted to reflect the impact of the pre-existing condition.
This policy provides direction to Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) decision-makers concerning claims that may involve pre-existing conditions.
Reserve for Enhanced Disabilities
Pre-existing Conditions - Aggravation
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
Release of Claims Information to Employers
Optional Coverage for Sole Proprietors
Loss of Earnings Benefits
Arising Out of and In The Course of Employment
Merits and Justice of the Case
Release of Information