Lived experiences of experience rating in Ontario

Women of Inspiration, Ontario, Canada

Abstract

Overview: The Women of Inspiration is a group of injured workers belonging to the broader Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG). The group gathers on a monthly basis to offer support and knowledge transfer through education and outreach.

In this presentation, members of Women of Inspiration share their experiences after workplace injuries and the impact of financial incentives on their treatment by employers. These experiences included being pressured not to report accidents, being pressured not to take time to heal, being humiliated, and experiencing worsening of conditions.

Conclusion: Experience rating has introduced an increasingly adversarial environment in the workplace and at the workers’ compensation board, which is in direct contradiction to the intention of the workers’ compensation system.

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