Determining Suitable Employment & Earnings Capacity Loss

Determining Suitable Employment & Earnings Capacity Loss

Effective Dates

June 30, 2008 - June 30, 2012

Policy Code

RE-13

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 injury. This is typically achieved through the recovery, rehabilitation and return to work process.

In some cases, a worker will be unable to fully overcome the effects of a workrelated 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 YWCHSB policy, "Loss of Earnings Benefits", and the worker's estimated earnings capacity once rehabilitation is completed.

Purpose

This policy outlines how the YWCHSB will estimate a worker's loss of earning capacity, to ensure that a fair, reasonable and predictable approach is followed.

Together with the series of YWCHSB policies on return to work, this policy ensures a collaborative and client-centered approach that assists a worker to recover from his or her injury and to return to pre-injury work or to employability in another suitable occupation.

Appendix A outlines the key steps in determining a suitable occupation and earnings capacity loss.

Determining Suitable Employment & Earnings Capacity Loss

December 31, 2006 - June 30, 2008 | CS-08 | Client Services

Fitness for Employment Suitable Occupation Deeming

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

Loss of Earnings Benefits

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

Merits and Justice of the Case

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

Duty to Co-Operate, Part 1 of 4: Early and Safe Return to Work Plans

June 30, 2008 - December 31, 2009 | RE-02-1 | Return to Work

Duty to Co-Operate, Part 4 of 4: Penalities for Non Co-Operation

June 30, 2008 - December 31, 2009 | RE-02-4 | Return to Work

Vocational Rehabilitation

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

Employment Readiness

June 30, 2008 - December 31, 2009 | RE-12 | Return to Work