Workers' Compensation Safety Board of Nova Scotia

The Claim Process

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It’s important to understand the basics of the WCB claims process. There are generally four types of claims. Of course, while many claims follow a similar process, all workplace injuries are unique.

  1. Injuries resulting in NO Time Loss 
  2. Injuries resulting in Time Loss with Return to Work with NO Permanent Earnings Loss 
  3. Injuries resulting in Time Loss with Return to Work with Partial Earnings Loss 
  4. Injuries resulting in Time Loss with NO Return to Work and FULL Earnings Loss
  5. Step 1: Report an Injury

    Step 2: WCB Receives Form(s)

    Step 3: Claims Process

    Step 4: A Decision is Made

    Step 5: Develop a Return-To-Work Plan