IF YOU'RE INJURED AT WORK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

RECOVERY IS HARD WORK, BUT YOU’RE NOT ALONE

I would come home (from physio) in tears. Then you get determined. What am I going to do and how am I going to do it?

Denise, Registered Nurse

Shoulder Injury

RECOVERING FROM AN INJURY IS A PROCESS - BUT YOU CAN DO IT.

STEPS TO GET YOU WORKING TO WELL

  • Report the injury to a supervisor right away.

    This Worker's Reference Guide contains handy references and tips to help you in the event of an injury at work.

  • With your supervisor, fill out a WCB injury form.

  • Don't wait: if you have a claim number or referral from your employer, you can visit a WCB approved health care provider right away.

     

  • Be proactive: keeping all of your health care appointments and doing the exercises prescribed by your health care provider is essential to getting you back to yourself again.

  • Set up a WCB Online Services account: this is the fastest and easiest way to connect with us and your claim information, you can send messages to your caseworker, and it’s the quickest way to get reimbursed for expenses.

  • Explore transitional duties with your employer and your health care provider. Workers who stay on the job participating in transitional duties have faster recoveries.

  • Your WCB Caseworker is here to support your plan. We can assist with removing barriers to your recovery, or help work through changing circumstances at your workplace.  Reach to your WCB Case worker about any changes that may impact your return to work, we can help.

  • Reach out to people at work while you are recovering. Keeping in touch with your co-workers and your boss can help when it comes time for your transition back to the workplace.  

RETURNING TO WORK

Benefit:

It shifts your focus from what you can’t do, to what you can do.

You're supported. Know what you should expect from your employer, your WCB case worker and your health care provider, and how everyone will work together for your success.

Learn their roles in your recovery
Working to Well team of case work, health care provider, your employer and you.