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  • Advances and Payouts of Compensation Benefits


    Effective Date: December 7, 2016
    Description:

    WorkSafeNB has authority under ss.40(1) of the Workers’ Compensation Act to determine how compensation benefits are paid, either by periodic payment or lump sum. Consistent with this discretion, in some circumstances, WorkSafeNB may advance or payout a worker’s pre-82 or long-term disability benefit.

  • Accident Reporting and Application for Benefits


    Effective Date: January 17, 2019
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to:

    • Injured workers and employers who report accidents to WorkSafeNB;
    • Injured workers and survivors who apply for benefits;
    • WorkSafeNB staff who adjudicate applications for benefits that are reported outside the legislated timeframes; and
    • WorkSafeNB staff who determine if an employer has been prejudiced by the late reporting of an accident.

  • Administration of Out-of-Province Operations


    Effective Date: April 6, 2017
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to staff when dealing with employers having out-of-province operations.

  • Allocation of Claim Costs


    Effective Date: January 17, 2019
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to staff when allocating claim costs to employers or other appropriate accounts. This policy also informs workplace parties of:

    • How costs are allocated;
    • When special circumstances exist; and
    • When cost relief is considered.

  • Allowances for Self-employment


    Effective Date: December 13, 2013
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to:

    • Define the criteria for determining if WorkSafeNB will assist in funding self-employment as a return to work option;
    • Provide staff with decision-making tools for determining if the self-employment option is feasible and will generate a salary (net profit) that could reduce or offset the injured worker’s loss of earnings; and
    • Communicate the responsibilities of both the injured worker and WorkSafeNB in the self-employment initiative.

  • Annual Review of Compensation Benefits


    Effective Date: November 9, 2017
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to communicate WorkSafeNB’s guidelines for reviewing and adjusting loss of earnings benefits during annual reviews.

  • Assessable Earnings


    Effective Date: January 31, 2013
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to communicate WorkSafeNB’s guidelines for determining and reporting assessable earnings.

  • Auditing Employer Accounts


    Effective Date: January 31, 2013
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to WorkSafeNB staff who conduct employer payroll audits.

  • Benefits for Survivors


    Effective Date: August 5, 2015
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to provide WorkSafeNB staff with guidelines for:

    • Determining entitlement to survivors’ benefits;
    • Communicating information on benefit plans, and burial and related expenses available to surviving spouses and dependants; and
    • Offering or providing external financial services to aid the surviving spouse in the election of benefits, where an option is provided under theWorkers’ Compensation Act (WC Act).

  • Business Continuity Management


    Effective Date: May 30, 2013
    Description:

    The purpose of this policy is to:

    • Outline the principles that guide WorkSafeNB’s business continuity management; and
    • Communicate these principles to all stakeholders.

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