Yukon court strikes down lump-sum payment policy

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Yukon Territory (Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Yukon Territory (Workers' Compensation Health & Safety Board), 2005 CarswellYukon 8, 2005 YKSC 5 (Y.T. S.C.)

A policy of the Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board of Yukon Territory has been found invalid.

A worker was injured in a workplace incident in 1992. He had been receiving compensation for it ever since. In February 2003 he applied to receive a lump-sum payment under section 32(2) of the 1986 Workers’ Compensation Act instead of the regular payments.