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The origin and fundamental value of workers' compensation rests on the principle of mutual protection arising from the historic compromise in which workers relinquished their right to sue their employer and employers agreed to fund a no-fault insurance system.
The British Columbia Workers Compensation Act enshrines the historic compromise and creates WorkSafeBC. WorkSafeBC is an independent agency governed by a Board of Directors appointed by government. The mandate of WorkSafeBC, in concert with workers and employers, is to: