The workplace must be a safe environment for all employees to avoid injury, sickness, or death. In the event a workplace injury or illness occurs, Workers Compensation (WSIB) is provided to avoid loss in wages. Workers Compensation is a no fault work injury insurance program administered by the Provincial Government and funded entirely by employers. It provides financial protection, health care benefits and rehabilitation services to workers and their dependents for injury, disease or death arising out of and in the course of employment.

What to do in the case of an on-the-job injury:

You must notify your employer IMMEDIATELY if you require medical attention or lose time due to an on-the-job injury or disease. Your employer is responsible for filing an Employers’ Report of Accidental Injury or Industrial Disease form within three days of its occurrence.

You must also file a claim as soon as possible after the accident has occurred.

If you suspect that a report hasn’t been filed or if you wish to file a claim for compensation, contact your Steward immediately.

To learn more about initiating a claim with WSIB, go to the WSIB website.