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Policies

Policy CL-36 - Employer Penalty for Failure to Provide Timely Notice of a Work-Related Disability

Effective Dates

April 5, 2005 to July 1, 2008

Series

Claims

General Information

The Employer's Report of Injury/Illness form provides the board with important information needed to deal with the claim efficiently and effectively. Delays in reporting cause delays in processing claims, which contributes to potential harm to the worker, and increases claims costs and inevitably increases 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 benefit payment to the injured worker, causing undue financial hardship.

Employer's Report of Injury/Illness forms will be provided by the board, and are also available on the board website at www.wcb.yk.ca .

Purpose

The objective of this policy is to reduce the cost of claims by encouraging employers to provide written notice of work related disability in a timely way, as required by the 2002 Act.