It can be overwhelming to know what to do if you’re hurt at work. If it happens, follow these simple steps to report your injury, get medical treatment and claim workers compensation benefits.
For workers, there are three simple steps when you have been injured at work:
1. Report the injury to your supervisor
Tell your supervisor right away that you were hurt at work. Your supervisor may ask you to complete a form with information about the injury. If your employer does not have a form for you, please complete the Notice of Injury to Employer form.
2. Go to a healthcare provider
Get the medical treatment you need. When you do, let your healthcare provider know you were hurt at work. The doctor will complete some paperwork which will help the WCB to make decisions on your claim and manage your injury.
3. Report your Injury to the WCB
If you miss time from work or see a healthcare provider because you are hurt at work, call the WCB at 204-954-4321 or toll-free 1-855-954-4321.
A WCB representative will take your injury details and other information. As well, we have translation services available to help you speak to a WCB representative in the language of your choice.
COVID-19 at Work
When a communicable disease, such as COVID-19 is present in the community, the general population is at risk of contracting the virus through their daily activities.
Most instances of COVID-19 are not work related. However, if you experience symptoms and believe you may have contracted the COVID-19 virus as a direct result of your employment, please contact our offices at 204-954-4321 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WCB adjudicates work relatedness and benefit entitlement based on the specific and unique circumstances of each individual case.