Well it looks like I find myself in this category. $70 a month for Chronic Pain Disorder which mentally stops me from having the ability to pay attention to much of what goes on around me, when one is in constant pain 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it is near impossible to focus on anything but the pain. My job revolved around dealing with CEO’s, CFO’s and decision makers who are all high powered individuals in large corporations. Try doing that when you can’t focus on anything but the pain.
The pain completely stops me from sitting at a desk working on a computer or talking on the phone, which was most of my in office job description, there is also driving to client locations and meeting with them in person, my injury completely wipes out my ability to drive any kind of distance, and stops me from doing any kind of a job that I have ever been trained for.
In 1940 $70 a month may have been close to the earning loss of this disability but a complete loss of my ability to earn a living is worth a whole lot more than that now in 2007.
More useful information from the CIWS.ca website.
WCBs are illegally using ‘impairment’ ratings and AMA guides and percentages to set compensation amounts. This is against the legislation which only allows WCBs to evaluate ‘disability’, not ‘impairment’
This may seem like a small technical matter, but it is not. Complete disability to perform a certain work function can occur whether the worker has a 10% impairment or an 80% impairment. By using ‘impairment’ percentages’, WCBs are decreasing the amount of compensation given to the worker despite the fact that the worker is still technically totally disabled from performing the work function.
By doing this, WCBs decrease compensation payments to injured workers unlawfully.
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