Workers Compensation Board eliminates wait period for injured workers

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Prince Edward Island is taking steps to provide more support to injured workers by eliminating a 2 day waiting period before benefits begin.

“Eliminating the wait period will provide wage loss benefits to all workers from the day following an accident,” said Stuart Affleck, Chair of the Workers Compensation Board. “This measure will have a direct impact on our most vulnerable injured workers who might not have access to sick leave benefits during this timeframe.”

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