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
Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - How to report an injury or illness