“Injured workers are losing out on vital compensation because the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is failing to apply cost-of-living benefit increases as required by law, critics say…” While Statistics Canada reports costs of living up 4.7% between October 2020 and October 2021, the Board is averaging these costs out, giving injured workers only 2.7%.
As IWC’s Chris Grawey points out, this will only exacerbate and perpetuate the poverty in which many accident victims are living…“It’s time to pay the injured workers what they’re entitled to by law.”
Read full article: Mojtehedzadeh, Sara. 2022 Apr. 14. “It’s just another blow’: why injured workers say they’re losing out as inflation hits.” Toronto Star