Find out how the return-to-work process works. Learn about the responsibilities of workers, employers, care providers and the WCB during a worker’s recovery.
Employers, workers, care providers and the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) must work together to prevent work injuries and, when injuries happen, assist injured workers back to work as soon as it is medically safe.
Working together, we address workers’ medical needs, arrange for meaningful work during recovery and provide benefits.
The WCB relies on care providers to tell us the things workers can’t do because of their injuries. Working with employers and workers, we use this information to develop return-to-work plans.
Workers, employers, health-care providers and the WCB all have a role to play in the recovery and return-to-work process following a work injury.
Please note: Conversations with the WCB are summarized and recorded in each injured worker’s file.
Duties of worker
51 A worker shall:
Termination or reduction of compensation by the board in certain circumstances
101(1) The board may terminate or reduce payment to a worker of any compensation based on the worker’s loss of earnings:
(2) Subsection (1) applies, with any necessary modification, to a worker’s dependent spouse after the expiration of entitlement to compensation pursuant to subsection 81(1) or (2). 2013, c.W-17.11, s.101.
If you are injured at work, you must:
Employers work with the WCB to develop a return-to-work plan. With this advance planning in place, you will know exactly what to do if, and when, an injury happens on the job.
If a worker is injured at work, you must:
While caring for an injured worker, you must:
Learn more about your roles and responsibilities, as well as treatment and assessment of injured workers.
We work in partnership with all parties to help injured workers recover and return to work.
We review injury reports from the worker, the care provider and the employer to determine if the injury and disability are because of employment. Our decision whether or not to accept a claim is based on WCB legislation and policy.
If a worker’s claim is accepted, we must:
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