Another Report Calling for WCB Reform: Will the Government Listen?

October 1, 2021 | Categories: Blog| Tags: Workers’ Rights

By Kevin Love, Community Law Program Lawyer

The Ombudsperson has released a distressing and disturbing report chronicling how mistakes and mistreatment within the workers compensation system caused an already injured worker to suffer further catastrophic injuries. “Severed Trust: Enabling WorkSafeBC to do the right thing when its mistakes hurt injured workers describes how a worker who had already lost the tips of four fingers in a saw accident was wrongly forced back to work. The result? Another accident in which this worker lost three fingers, his thumb, and suffered other catastrophic tissue and bone damage to his hand.

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