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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Legislation - Effect of statute on other causes of action

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 @ 9:25 AM  

Application by workers for judicial review of a Workers’ Compensation Board decision that an action was barred. The workers were injured in an explosion at a refinery. They commenced an action against the employers, seeking damages. One employer applied for a ruling that the claims were barred by the civil immunity provisions of The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013. The Board concluded that the civil immunity provisions barred all actions, including those based on bad faith claims. The workers argued that the civil immunity provisions did not...