June 30, 2015 and still in effect
A worker with a work-related injury may also have an illness, disease, prior injury or other physical or psychological condition that existed before the work-related injury occurred. Such conditions are considered “pre-existing”. The work-related injury may make the pre-existing condition worse than it was before the work-related injury. If itdoes, the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) decisionmaker must decide the worker’s entitlement to compensation in relation to both the work-related injury and any worsening of the pre-existing condition.
This policy provides direction to decision-makers under the Workers’ Compensation Act, S.Y. 2008 (“the Act”) concerning claims that may involve pre-existing conditions.
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
Reserve for Enhanced Disabilities
Arising Out Of and In The Course Of Employment
Merits and Justice of the Case
Subsequent Disorders or Conditions Resulting from a Work-Related Injury
Recurrence of Injury