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Worker Responsibilities for Claiming Through WCB

Benefits, Health and Wellness, Personal Advice, WCB
If an employee is injured at work, there are responsibilities on both the employee and the employer when a claim is made through the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). It is important to note that all workers have a right to make a WCB claim if they are hurt at work and that it is against the law for an employer or supervisor to ask an employee not to report an injury. The first step is to inform your employer of your injury. Try to give as much detail as possible if you are able to immediately. In the event your treatment requires more than basic first aid, you...

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls happen where there is too little traction between the footwear and the walking surface. Over 40,000 workers in Canada get injured annually due to these types of accidents, which represents about 18% of the “time-loss injuries” accepted by workers’ compensation boards across Canada. Statistics show that approximately 67% of falls happen as a result of slips and trips. Common causes of slips include:• Wet or oily surface spill• Weather hazards like snow or ice• Unanchored or loose rugs/mats Common causes of tripping are:• Poor lighting or obstructed view• Clutter• Uncovered cables• Drawers not being closed• Uneven walking surfaces like steps or thresholds Good housekeeping...