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WSIB to abolish policy that slashed benefits for thousands

WSIB to abolish policy that slashed benefits for thousands

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to review some 4,500 claims made by injured workers whose compensation may have been unfairly cut due to controversial guidelines.

 

The provincial workers’ compensation board will reverse a controversial policy that slashed benefits by blaming injuries on “pre-existing conditions,” even if they had no physical impact on workers before they got hurt on the job, the Star has learned.

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board will also review 4,500 claims made by workers whose compensation may have been unfairly reduced as a result of the policy.

 

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