Workers' Compensation Board

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD was established in 1917 as the Workmen's Compensation Board to provide compensation, medical care, rehabilitation and retraining to workers injured on the job. Prior to that time workers had to sue their employers to receive any payment for job-related injuries. Compensation is paid from a fund financed by employer contributions (there are more than 179,000 participating employers), which are calculated according to the frequency of workplace injuries in particular...

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