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Compensation Practice Directive: #C3-1 — Chronic Pain

A worker’s pain symptoms may be accepted as compensable where the pain is the consequence of a work-related injury or disease.

Chronic Pain is defined in policy as pain that persists six months after an injury and beyond the usual recovery time for the injury.

Chronic Pain that is permanent and disproportionate to the associated physical or psychological injuries may be granted permanent disability benefits under section 195(1) of the Workers Compensation Act, equal to 2.5% of total disability.

Effective Date: Jan 1, 2003 File type: PDF (156 KB) Asset type: Practice Directive Practice Directive Number: C3-1