Some chronic Mental Stress claims- time limit July 1, 2018

April 4, 2018

The WSIB has a new policy on chronic mental stress effective January 1, 2018.  Under the policy, claims for chronic mental stress with onset (accident date) between April 29, 2014 and December 31, 2017 inclusive must be filed by July 1, 2018. 

It is more difficult to determine accident dates for chronic or insidiously-developing conditions like chronic mental stress than for acute onset conditions.  Injured workers with potential chronic mental stress claims are encouraged to seek professional legal advice to minimize the risk of missing a time limit.