Calls for an inquiry into Nova Scotia workers compensation system

A group that has long fought for the rights of injured workers says Nova Scotia's workers compensation system needs an overhaul and should be the subject of an independent inquiry.

Mary Lloyd of the Pictou County Injured Workers Association appeared before the legislature's human resources committee Tuesday.

Lloyd says injured workers can't live on what the system provides, and it is geared to keep costs down for a small number of large employers.

She says her group is renewing its call an inquiry to provide an independent and impartial look at the system.

The group called for an inquiry under the province's former NDP government in 2012, but the government said such a move would be too costly and complex.