Legal Alert: SCC Confirms Marine Liability Act Does Not Oust Workers Compensation Bar
August 6, 2013
On August 2, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that workers’ compensation legislation still bars an injured worker (or his dependents, if the accident was fatal) from suing an employer with respect to the injury (or fatality) when:
- the federal Marine Liability Act applies; and
- a worker is injured or killed in a workplace accident to which provincial workers’ compensation legislation applies.
Click here to read the SCC’s decision in Marine Services International Ltd. v. Ryan Estate.
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