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Letter: Working on improvements to help injured workers


August 22nd, 2018

Letter: Working on improvements to help injured workers

The provincial government and Workplace NL launched a new five-year workplace injury prevention strategy called Advancing a Strong Safety Culture in Newfoundland and Labrador today, Feb. 20.

The provincial government and Workplace NL launched a five-year workplace injury prevention strategy in February. — Government of Newfoundland and Labrador photo

I am writing in response to MHA Paul Lane’s Aug. 11, 2018 letter to The Telegram, “Justice delayed, justice denied for injured workers.”

In Newfoundland and Labrador, injured workers are entitled to receive wage-loss and health-care benefits as prescribed under the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act and Regulations. If a worker or employer is not satisfied with a decision on a claim, the first level of appeal is internal to WorkplaceNL (which administers the act). The independent Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Review Division then handles the second level of appeal. As well, should an injured worker or employer contact WorkplaceNL with new information, the case manager reviews that new information and makes a decision without it necessarily having to go through the appeals process.

Learn More:


http://www.thetelegram.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor/letter-working-on-improvements-to-help-injured-workers-234576/

Posted on August 22nd, 2018