Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is an independent trust agency that administers compensation to people made injured or ill on the job and provides no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. When a workplace injury or illness happens, the WSIB provides wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and help getting back to work.
Employers must report a workplace injury or illness to the WSIB by submitting a Form 7 within three days of learning about the injury or illness. People claiming benefits under the Act need to complete a Form 6. More information on reporting a workplace injury and illness can be found in the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
The Ontario WSIB has provided a step-by-step guideline for reporting an injury or illness. These steps include:
Step 1: Getting medical attention
Step 2: Investigate and document
Step 3: Report to the WSIB
Step 4: Stay part of the team
If you are an employer or constructor, and if there is a workplace incident including death, injury, occupational illness or a structural hazard, you may have to report it. You may need to notify the Ministry of Labour, your workplace joint health and safety committee (JHSC) or health and safety representative, and the union (if there is one). Learn more about reporting workplace incidents or structural hazards.
Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - How to report an injury or illness