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Department
Human Resources Management
Course
HRM 3400
Professor
Anna Blake
Semester
Fall

Description
Session8HRM3400WorkersCompensationWorkersCompensationinCanadaFormofinsuranceGovernedbyanactofparliamentPurposeofhelpingworkerswhoareinjuredonthejobreturntoworkInsomeprovincesthescopehasbeenenlargedtocoverpreventionHistoricalRootsOriginatedinGermanyin1884butwasnotestablishedinCanadauntil1914whentheOntarioWorkersCompensationActpassedafterreviewofexistingsystemsincludingUSAPrinciplesofWorkersCompensationinCanada1Compulsoryandcollectiveliabilityforemployerswithsomerecognitionofriskintheamountofcontributionpaidbyindividualemployersemployerfunded2Workerstobecompensatedregardlessofthefinancialconditionoftheemployer3Compensationisbasedonlossofearnings4Systemisnofault5NolegalrecourseemployeescantsueemployersinOntarioSchedule2canallowlegalrecourseAdministrationAdministeredbyBoardswhosemembersareappointedbythelieutenantgovernorineachprovinceBoardsdetermineandcollectassessmentsEligibilityprovisionsforcompensationPaycompensationtoinjuredworkersDeterminewhoisclassifiedasaworkerasubcontractororemployerRegulationsandresponsibilitiesofWCBareasfollowsTheinjuredworkerwillreceivepaymentwhileoffworkandwillhavemedicalbillspaidiftheinjuryhappenedatworkandbecauseofworkTheinjuredworkerwillreceiveapensionifthedisabilityisorbecomespermanentTheinjuredworkerwillreceivebenefitsifheorshecannotearnthesameamountofmoneyearnedbeforetheincidentTheinjuredworkersimmediatefamilyanddependentswillbeentitledtobenefitsiftheworkeriskilledordiesasaresultofaninjuryonthejobTheWorkersCompensationBoardsclassifyemployerstoensureconsistencyTheWorkersCompensationBoardsdecideweathertheindividualisclassifiedasaworkerasubcontractororanemployeraseachclasshasdifferentconditionsTheWorkersCompensationsystemcanpaybenefitsifaworkerisaffectedbyanindustrialdiseasethathasresultedfromhisorheroccupationSocialgoalsofWorkersCompensationTwomainsocialgoals1toprovideservicesintendedtopreventinjuriesorreducethepsychologicalimpactofinjurieswhentheyoccurand2toprovidethetraininganddevelopmentnecessarytoprepareaninjuredworkertoreturntoworkMeansofsocietytosharewiththeworkertheconsequencesofindustrialaccidentsEnsuretherestorationoftheworkertoactiveparticipationinthelifeofthecommunityRehabilitationtypesVocationalRehabilitationThestepstakenbyWCBtohelpinjuredworkersreturntotheirplaceof1
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