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Recent legislative changes concerning benefit entitlement affect the manner in which WorkSafeBC calculates and pays compensation benefits to injured workers. As well, new appeal legislation now restricts WorkSafeBC's ability to change decisions concerning wage rates and compensation benefits after 75 days. As a result, it is very important that the correct payroll information concerning your injured worker is provided to WorkSafeBC at the onset of a claim.
Therefore, when you supply earnings information to WorkSafeBC please include the items below in your worker's total earnings figures. Use boxes 21 and 22 in the Employer's Report of Injury and Occupational Disease, commonly referred to as the Form 7, when reporting the following:
Please do not include the following in your worker's earnings figure:
Following the above will help avoid unnecessary phone calls from WorkSafeBC to your payroll department. Including the right amounts will ensure that your injured worker's compensation benefits are correctly calculated in accordance with law and policy.
The instructions apply for both short- and long-term wage rate calculations.
If you are uncertain about any of the above descriptions or any other
questions you may have in this area, please contact the WorkSafeBC officer
responsible for the management of the claim.