Non-economic loss benefit payments

A person can receive non-economic loss (NEL) benefits if their work-related injury or illness causes a permanent impairment. When calculating this benefit we review the person’s age, type of impairment, and the degree of impairment. The NEL benefit is intended to compensate the injured worker for any permanent physical, functional or psychological injury, in addition to lost income. A non-economic loss benefit is calculated as a percentage of whole body impairment.

From 2019 to 2020 the total number of people receiving a non-economic loss benefit increased by 27 per cent.

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Data in By the Numbers: 2020 WSIB Statistical Report may not match previously published results. This is due to factors such as data maturity, updated definitions and methodologies, and rounding. Data in By the Numbers is matured three months, with the exception of benefit payments, which represents cash paid during the year, to or on behalf of people injured at work and are not matured three months following year-end. Percentages may not add up due to rounding.