An Investigation into the Incidence of WCB Claims Suppression

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Although claims suppression is illegal under the WCB Act, the Experience Rating premium setting model creates a powerful incentive for employers to avoid reporting injuries; employer premiums increase with the cost and time lost to injuries in their workplaces. Challenged to provide evidence that claims suppression is occurring, the MFL undertook this investigation to document the problem in Manitoba. The investigation included a survey of workers’ experiences with claims suppression.

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