B.C. rejects recommendation to allow WorkSafeBC to make special payments to workers for its errors

Vancouver Sun | Gordon Hoekstra | Publishing date:Sep 25, 2021  

B.C. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke conducted an investigation into errors made by WorkSafeBC in terminating monthly injury-benefit payments to a cabinetmaker who had lost the tips of some of the fingers on his left hand.

The B.C. government has rejected a call by the B.C. Ombudsperson to permit WorkSafeBC to voluntarily make payments to an injured worker for mistakes made by the provincial safety insurance agency.

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