Injuries

A work-related injury is an injury that arises out of and in the course of employment. You can see the full definition in Policy 2.1 Arising Out Of and In The Course Of Employment.

If you have been injured at work get medical attention right away, if you need it.

You must report the details of your injury to your employer and your employer must report your injury to us.

After reporting your injury to your employer, you may choose to apply to us for compensation. You have up to 12 months to apply, but we recommend you do so as soon as possible.

If you wish to apply for compensation, read the information and complete the form on The claims process page. If your application is specific to hearing loss, follow our process for Hearing loss claims.

It is an offence under the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act for anyone to discourage you from applying for compensation.

Psychological injury claims

Like physical trauma to your body, psychological injuries can be devastating. The Workers' Safety and Compensation Act recognizes these injuries just as it does with physical injuries or illnesses. If your psychological injury is the result of a workplace event or series of events, we may be able to help you.

Find out more about psychological injury claims.

Injured at work? What to do

Medical treatment needed off the worksite? What to do

What happens when I file a report of injury/illness?



Note: We plan to update the videos on our website so that the language used is consistent with the recent changes in the Workers' Safety and Compensation Act. When you watch the videos, please bear in mind the following name changes.

  • The name “Application for Compensation” has replaced “Workers' Report of injury/illness”; and
  • The “Workers' Safety and Compensation Board” has replaced the “Workers' Safety and Compensation Board.”