Manitoba eases claims for PTSD coverage

First to push legislation based on presumption for all occupations
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/10/2015

Manitoba made waves recently when it announced it planned to amend workers’ compensation coverage around post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A first in Canada, the legislation would be based on presumption, so claims would be incident-based instead of occupation-based, for all workers, not just first responders.

In the context of workers’ compensation law, a presumption simplifies the adjudication process by eliminating the need to draw a causal connection between certain facts, according to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB).