Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

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Policies

Policy RE-03 - Mitigation of Loss

Effective Dates

January 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012

Series

Return to Work

General Information

The Workers Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the "Acf'). is administered by the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) and provides an employer-funded system of no-fault insurance to workers in return for giving up their right to sue their employer in the event of a work-related injury. The intent of the Act is to ensure that workers receive rehabilitation and other benefits that are necessary to assist in their recovery and return to work. As an integral part of the recovery and return to work team, injured workers are responsible to co-operate and participate with maximum effort, that is, to mitigate their loss as a result of the work-related injury.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to:

a) explain a worker's legislated responsibilities under the Act to reduce or eliminate any work-related impairment and/or loss of earnings to the greatest extent possible, and to act in a manner that is consistent with recovery and early and safe return to work; and

b) provide direction that will assist workers, who are failing to mitigate their loss, to meet their legislated responsibilities.