Workers compensation in NS

A group fighting for injured workers wants an independent inquiry into the workers compensation system.

The Pictou County Injured Workers Association told a legislature committee the system needs an overhaul.  Mary Lloyd says the system is geared toward keeping down costs for a small number of large employers that account for most workplace injuries.

Her group called for such an inquiry in 2012 but it was rejected by the then NDP government as too costly and complex.