Report an injury

A work-related injury is the result of any work-related incident or event that causes a need for medical treatment and/or time away from work. The board considers each injury on an individual basis, but in most cases compensation would apply to injuries that occur while a worker is at work, on company premises or on company business. This includes an occupational disease caused by work.

If you have been injured at work get medical attention right away, if you need it. Tell your employer the details about your injury. You have an obligation to notify your employer.

Your employer must notify the board about your injury if the treatment required is anything beyond first aid or if you missed time from work.

Regardless of the severity of the injury, the incident must be documented and the record kept for three years.

It is an offence against the Workers’ Compensation Act for anyone to discourage you from making a claim for compensation.

How to file a claim for compensation

As a worker, you can file a claim for compensation by filling out the Worker's Report of Injury/Illness form online or on paper. You have up to 12 months to file a claim for compensation, but we recommend you do so as quickly as possible.

Your employer and physician are required to complete report forms: the Employer's Report of Injury/Illness and the Doctor's First Report.

We use the information in the three report forms to decide whether you are eligible for compensation for your injury.

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