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Return to Work

When workers get hurt the information that employers get from their medical practitioners is lacking, they either do not have notes, or when they do it just specifies that they are off work for X number of days. On a few occasions, the doctor didn't even see the worker/patient but they have excuse notes for more than 2 days.

Functional abilities form should be standard if it is work-related injury/illness and the cost should not go to the worker/patient. WCB should pay for this. Hopefully we improve on this so that absence from work does not get abused and likewise sick or injured employees doesn't simply go back to work if it's not safe to do so.