How does the claim system work?
The claim system compensates Yukoners injured on the worksite while doing their job.
It is paid for solely by Yukon employers.
All employers pay annual assessment premiums to cover the cost of workplace injuries.
Injury costs drive assessment premiums.
If employers run safe operations -- protecting their workers and preventing injuries -- the cost of the system stabilizes or drops. If they don’t, people get hurt and costs rise.
Once there is an injury, the worker and employer are obligated to file a report.
The faster that happens, the quicker we’ll be able to assess and get the worker treatment for their injuries, establish benefits and plan their return to work.
In assessing the claim, we consider:
· If the injured party was a worker;
· was there an employer/worker relationship?
· Is the injury work related?
· Is there medical evidence to support the claim?
If those requirements are met, the claim will be accepted.
A case manager will be in touch to outline the worker’s benefits, to develop a treatment plan to restore their health and to plan for their safe return to work.
Employers will also be brought into the process to help get the employee back to work.