The Legislative changes at WCB meant that WCB was able to create their own policy again and interpet these changes to ensure the financial gate keepers could tighten the pockets of WCB not increase overall benefits to severely injured workers.
Pain and suffering is still not recognized. Limitations due to pain, difficulites such as a lack of sleep, depression and anxieity are difficult and impact return to work planning. To an injured worker that can not work it does not matter how many weeks they give to find a job, they can't work. WCB will estimate their earnings in a fictionary position anyway at te end of day.
The Case Manager letters start with a return work plan before treatment is even completed. So don't think it is only you ths is what they refer to as as the main purpose of WCB not your medical care and health, your return to work..
The Appeals Commisison appeals are down 60% and the WCB is so proud of the good work they are doing to change the appeal statistics.
Reality is workers have given up on the system and stopped appealing.
I encourage Workers are encouraged to fight for their entitlement throught the Appeal System.
On June 20 2019 the WCB annual general meeting will take place in Edmonton. The audience has few workers, and employers. I will attend on behaf of injured workers once again to ensure someone speaks out about the unjust system for the injured worker.
I feel if I do not speak out who will?