WCB Claimant Sentenced in Fraud Conviction
According to the WCB news release published on December 20, 2016, a former equipment operator was sentenced today in Regina Provincial Court for defrauding the WCB of $80,000.00.
The former claimant pled guilty to going back to work while still receiving income replacement. He was sentenced to a two year less a day Conditional Sentence Order. He is to adhere to a curfew of 11pm to 6am for the first six months. A Restitution Order and victim’s surcharge were also imposed.
The WCB has a responsibility to safeguard the workers’ compensation system. It relies on workers, employers, and caregivers to accurately report injuries, employment activities, payroll, and medical treatment.
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Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
The Workers’ Compensation Board is a provincial statutory agency governed by a Board of Directors and funded by employers. Saskatchewan’s workers’ compensation system was adopted in 1930. At that time, the Workmen’s Compensation Act made into law what is known as the historic compromise: employers became collectively liable for workers’ compensation costs and, in return, workers’ waived their right to sue for work injury.
Mission: Zero is an initiative to eliminate workplace injuries in Saskatchewan. Launched at the WCB’s 2008 Annual General Meeting, the Mission: Zero campaign and programs drive home the impacts of work injuries and the importance of workplace safety and injury prevention. The intent behind Mission: Zero is to bring about faster and deeper reductions to the provincial workplace injury rate.