FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2020
WorkplaceNL reassures injured workers that benefits will continue
St. John’s, NL – WorkplaceNL wishes to reassure its injured worker clients that all wage-loss benefits associated with an active work-related injury claim will continue.
Issuing payments to injured workers remains a priority for WorkplaceNL as it operates at reduced capacity in order to practice social distancing.
We understand if clients are not able or not comfortable attending health care appointments relating to their claim during the COVID-19 pandemic. They do not need to notify their case manager and it will not affect their benefits.
WorkplaceNL will continue to cover medical appointments that do go ahead, as well as prescription medications, related to a client’s claim.
Any worker in receipt of benefits who is not yet set up on direct deposit is urged to do so by submitting a Direct Deposit Authorization form.
Clients with questions can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 709.778.1000 or 1.800.563.9000.
Dennis Hogan, CEO, is available for telephone interviews.
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Serving approximately 13,000 injured workers and 18,500 employers, WorkplaceNL administers an employer-funded, no-fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and offers compensation to injured workers and their dependents.
Carla Riggs, Director of Communications
709.778.1590 or email@example.com