What must an employee do if there is a workplace injury?
Here is a step-by-step guide to follow:
- Notify your employer about your injury/illness as soon as possible. You can do this in person, in writing or by email;
- Seek medical treatment for your injury/illness and get a signed workers compensation medical certificate from your treating doctor;
- Your employer must inform you of your right to make a workers compensation claim and give you a Notice of Right to Make a Workers Compensation Claim form within 14 days of you telling them about your injury;
- If you wish to make a claim you must complete a Workers Compensation claim form and obtain a Workers Compensation medical certificate from your doctor. The claim form should be completed and submitted to your employer as soon as possible but no later than 6 months from the date of the injury.