Injured Workers Online: Recognizing occupational cancer claims – what will it take?
“A report released Tuesday finds only a small fraction of those who get cancer on the job ever get workers’ compensation. Commissioned in April 2018 by the Ministry of Labour, the review, conducted by Dr Paul Demers of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC), explored how scientific evidence can best be used in determining work-relatedness in an occupational cancer claim, particularly in cases with multiple exposures. Despite increased scientific knowledge of workplace carcinogens and chronic health effects of exposure to toxic substances, too many injured workers and their families still face an uphill battle to have their compensation claims accepted.”
Article: Recognizing occupational cancer claims – what will it take?
Author: Injured Workers Online
Date: July 12, 2020