Allocation of Claim Costs Policy 21-300 | Effective Date: January 17, 2019


WorkSafeNB has a comprehensive process for allocating claim costs to the appropriate employer account. These costs are then used to determine the basic assessment rates and employers’ experience rating.


1. A worker’s claim costs are usually allocated to the accident employer. However, depending upon the circumstances of the claim, WorkSafeNB may allocate all or part of the claim costs to:

  • An industry group account; or
  • The all assessed employers account.

2. Cost relief is provided under legislation for pre-existing conditions. WorkSafeNB has determined that cost relief is also appropriate for personal intervening conditions. 

3. Self-insured employers are not eligible for cost relief since they are not part of the compensation insurance pool of employers.




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