Estimating the nature and extent of claim suppression in British Columbia’s workers’ compensation system

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Sep 28, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

To what extent are workers in British Columbia pressured or induced to not report or claim benefits for their work-related injuries and illnesses? A study on the nature and extent of claim suppression in B.C. was recently conducted by Institute for Work & Health and Prism Economics and Analysis. The study was carried out using surveys of workers and employers, as well as document analyses carried out by WorkSafeBC staff, who shared anonymized results with the research team. In this presentation, study co-leads Dr. Ron Saunders and John O’Grady share what they found.

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