What are provisional liability payments?

Provisional Liability enables the insurer to commence payments of weekly benefits and medical expenses to an injured worker without admitting or incurring liability under the legislation.

Provisional liability payments include the following:

  • Payment of weekly compensation for a maximum of 12 weeks
  • Payment of medical expenses up to $7,500

Accepting provisional liability allows the insurer more time to make a final decision on liability and whether or not to accept the Claim.

Provisional liability payments must be made within 7 days unless the insurer provides in writing a ‘reasonable excuse’ notice not to commence provisional liability payments.