Some work injuries result in a permanent loss of function to body parts affected by a workplace injury or disease.
This loss of function may continue even after complete and appropriate medical treatments. This is called a Permanent Physical Impairment (PPI). This is not the same as a disability.
Disability is an alteration of someone’s capacity to meet personal, social or occupational demands.
Yes, if your compensable injury worsens you may be eligible to be reassessed. Before a reassessment, WorkSafeNB requires medical documentation from your doctor explaining the changes in your injury since the initial PPI assessment.
If you are eligible for a PPI assessment and have moved to another province, arrangements will be made with the worker’s compensation board of the province where you live.