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 one of your workers is injured at work, they should get medical attention right away, if needed.
The injured worker doesn’t have to report their injury to us, but they must report the details of their injury to you, their employer.
As the employer, you are required to report a work-related injury to us by completing and submitting the Employer’s Report of Injury/Illness within three days of the injury. If you fail to do so, you may be charged an administrative penalty for late reporting.
If there was a serious incident or injury as defined in section 57 and 58 of the Workers' Safety and Compensation Act, you must report it to us immediately. If you fail to report a serious injury immediately, you may be subject to an administrative penalty or prosecution under section 170 of the Act.
If a worker wishes to file a claim for compensation, they should read the information and complete the form on our claims process page. If their claim is specific to hearing loss, they should follow our process for hearing loss claims.
It is an offence under the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act for anyone to discourage a worker from making a claim for compensation.
Psychological injury claims
The Workers' Safety and Compensation Act recognizes psychological injuries just as it does with physical injuries or illnesses.
Find out more about psychological injury claims.