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.
Section 51.1 of The Workers' Compensation Act, 2013 (the Act) states that “a worker shall take all reasonable action to mitigate the loss of earnings resulting from an injury; and where the circumstances require, co-operate with the board in the development of a rehabilitation plan that is intended to return the worker to a position of independence in suitable productive employment.”
Section 104 of the Act states that “the fees for medical aid furnished by any health care professional are those that are determined by the board” and that “no health care professional shall charge or be entitled to any fees for medical aid in any amount greater than that fixed by the board pursuant to subsection (1).”
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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