If you have been injured at work, or developed a medical condition from work, there is some basic information you need to know.
The most important is to immediately report the incident to your employer and the WSIB and get medical treatment as soon as possible. There are strict time limits for filing a claim with the WSIB and the longer you delay, the more likely you will be denied WSIB benefits.
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Steps you should take following an injury:
- Report the injury to your employer.
- Get immediate medical treatment and report it as a WSIB injury at an emergency room, a walk-in clinic or your family doctor.
- Obtain the name, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses.
- Complete a Form 6.
- Hire a lawyer.
- Keep a journal of all your symptoms, medical appointments, tests and surgeries.
- Maintain a list of all the medication you must take.
- Keep in contact with your employer regarding modified duties. You have a duty to cooperate.
- Keep a diary of the conversations you have with your employer and the WSIB.
- If the accident employer doesn’t have modified work, look for work and keep a list of your efforts.
- Cooperate with your employer and the WSIB.
- Have all Functional Abilities Forms completed within 1 week.
- Appeal all decisions within the time limits set out by the WSIB.