Pre-Existing Conditions

Pre-Existing Conditions

Effective Dates

June 30, 2008 - June 30, 2015

Policy Code

EN-07

General Information

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.

Purpose

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

November 4, 1985 - December 31, 1992 | #39 | Claims

Pre-existing Conditions - Aggravation

November 15, 1989 - December 31, 1992 | #51 | Claims

Pre-Existing Conditions

December 31, 2007 - June 30, 2008 | CL-47 | Claims

Pre-Existing Conditions

March 31, 1994 - December 31, 2007 | CL-47 | Claims

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

June 30, 2008 and still in effect | AP-04 | Appeals

Optional Coverage for Sole Proprietors

June 30, 2008 and still in effect | EA-04 | Employer Assessments

Loss of Earnings Benefits

June 30, 2008 - June 30, 2012 | EL-01 | Earnings Loss

Arising Out of and In The Course of Employment

June 30, 2008 - June 30, 2009 | EN-01 | Entitlement

Merits and Justice of the Case

June 30, 2008 - December 16, 2013 | EN-02 | Entitlement

Permanent Impairment

June 30, 2008 - June 30, 2015 | EN-12 | Entitlement

Release of Information

June 30, 2008 - January 18, 2010 | GN-01 | General and Corporate

Vocational Rehabilitation

June 30, 2008 - December 31, 2009 | RE-10 | Return to Work