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Permanent disability and death benefits

Permanent disability benefits

If there is evidence that a work-related injury or disease has permanently disabled you, you will be assessed for permanent disability benefits. The amount will likely be based on the loss of function of your body. If WorkSafeBC determines that the combination of your occupation and disability is so exceptional that the functional award does not appropriately compensate you, then a loss of earnings award may be paid. For more detailed information about disability compensation, see Chapter Six (PDF 390kb) of the Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual.

WorkSafeBC may provide vocational rehabilitation to help you overcome the effects of your injury or disease.

If you receive a pension or disability benefits and need to change your banking information or mailing address, complete and submit Form 19W1 or call the Claims Call Centre at 604 231-8888 in the Lower Mainland or toll-free at 1 888 967-5377.

Death benefits

In the case of work-related fatalities, WorkSafeBC pays benefits directly to dependants, and pays toward funeral costs. Our critical incident response team provides trained mental health workers to assist affected family members and co-workers. For more detailed information about survivor compensation, see Chapter Eight (PDF 120kb) of the Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual.


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