When to 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 one of your workers is injured at work they should get medical attention right away, if they need it. Your worker should tell you the details about their injury. They have an obligation to notify you.
You must notify the board about your worker’s injury if the treatment required is anything beyond first aid or if they 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 an injured worker from making a claim for compensation.
Report an injury
As the employer, you are required to complete and submit the Employer’s Report of Injury/Illness within three days of a workplace injury.
The injured worker can file a claim for compensation by filling out the Worker’s Report Of Injury/Illness online or on paper. They have up to 12 months to file a claim for compensation, but we recommend they do so as quickly as possible.
The physician is required to complete and submit the Doctor’s First Report within two days of seeing any patient who has suffered a workplace injury.