Focusing on benefits to workers

By Gerald

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This scenario of protecting employers from litigation and maintaining low premiums has been going on for decades, all at the expense of workers, their families and tax payers who are left with higher taxes to pay for the shortcomings of a broken system. There are far too many long standing claims that have never been adjudicated correctly and this should be one of the first priorities of the WCB Review Panel to recommend to the Government that Section 157.1 of the Alberta WCA be complied with. Note also that causation is a major factor in all claims and rather than using a lesser standard that civil law, causation is now based on the same legal standards of civil law rather than on common sense and logic that the SCC has determined that should be used. The whole system is a mess, whether it is in Alberta, in Canada or the U.S.

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