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Policies

Policy EN-03 - Employer Penalty for Failure to Provide Timely Notice of a Work-Related Injury

Effective Dates

July 1, 2008 to July 1, 2017

Series

Entitlement

General Information

The Employer’s Report of Injury/Illness form provides the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) with important information needed to deal with the claim efficiently and effectively. Delays in reporting cause delays in processing claims, which contribute to potential harm to the worker and increase claims costs and inevitably assessment premiums. Late reporting may inhibit the provision of appropriate treatment and rehabilitation of an injured worker, thus delaying the process of early intervention, and possibly increasing time lost from work. Late reporting may also translate into delayed payment of benefits to the injured worker, causing undue financial hardship.

Employer’s Report of Injury/Illness forms are provided by the YWCHSB, including through its YWCHSB website at www.wcb.yk.ca.

Purpose

This policy is to reduce the cost of claims by encouraging employers to provide written notice of work-related injury in a timely way, as required by the Workers’ Compensation ActS.Y. 2008 (the "Act").