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Policy Purpose

Many workers return to employment after a workplace accident and later experience a renewal of symptoms or increase in permanent impairment. In these cases, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) must determine whether the worker has experienced a recurrence of a previous workplace injury, or whether their current condition is caused by a new and separate intervening event. This policy explains how the WCB determines if the worker has experienced a recurrence. It also provides rules about the calculation of wage loss benefits for workers who have experienced a recurrence.

Previous policy versions, Recurring Effects of Injuries and Illnesses (Recurrences) January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.pdf
January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2021

This policy applies to decisions between the above dates made on accidents which occurred on or after 1992. [This policy is numbered as and titled Recurring Effects of Injuries and Illness (Recurrences). It was rescinded on January 1, 2022]