Workers' Compensation Safety Board of Nova Scotia

Direct Access to Early Assessment of Sprains and Strains at Work

Looking for a WCB approved healthcare service provider?

The WCB has a list of approved healthcare service providers who are well-informed on the workers' compensation system, including return to work and the claims process. You may be referred to one, or you can choose from our list.

Direct Access to Early Assessment of Sprains and Strains at Work

Direct Access to early assessment of sprains and strains at work provides injured workers more timely access to the healthcare services they need. It enables workers to go directly to a WCB approved healthcare provider, such as a physiotherapist or a chiropractor, for  an assessment, allowing the return-to-work process for sprain and strain injuries to begin right away.

Resources and Publications

Brochures

An Employer's Guide to Early Assessment of Sprains and Strains at Work

A Worker's Guide to Early Assessment of Sprains and Strains at Work

A Tiered Service Provider's Guide to Forms and Reporting

Poster for Workplaces

Direct Access to Early Assessment of Sprains and Strains at Work

Forms