If you are injured at work, get medical attention immediately if you need it. Make sure your employer knows about your injury. You, your employer and your health-care provider file separate injury reports. Ask your employer for a form or file online or call the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Boards (WCB). The injury reports arrive at the WCB online or by phone, fax or mail.
There are three ways to file a Worker’s Initial Report of Injury (W1) form:
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
200-1881 Scarth St.
Regina, SK S4P 4L1
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. Learn about your responsibilities in the return-to-work process.
The chart below provides a general outline of the claims process. Timelines and benefits will vary with individual circumstances.
No earnings loss benefits are paid.
Even if you don’t take time off work because of your injury, you need to tell your employer about your injury. If you needed medical attention:
Earnings loss benefits are paid.
Please note: Conversations with the WCB are summarized and recorded in your file.
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A: Get medical attention immediately if you need it. Ask your care provider to report your injury to the WCB. Your care provider will bill the WCB.
When your claim is approved by the WCB, if you are entitled to benefits, you are also entitled to:
Learn more about WCB benefits and assistance that may be available to you.
A: Workers, employers, care providers and the WCB must work together to get you back to work as soon as it is medically safe. Working together, the partners address your medical needs, arrange for meaningful work during recovery and provide benefits.
You are responsible for keeping in regular contact with your customer care facilitator team about your recovery, treatment and return-to-work plan. If you are injured at work, there are three things you must do immediately: Seek medical attention, tell your employer about your injury and report your injury to the WCB. You are then responsible for following the treatment program set out for you and co-operating with return-to-work plans.
Learn more about the return-to-work process and your responsibilities, as well as the responsibilities of your employer, your care provider and the WCB.
To receive your earnings loss benefits, you are required to attend medical appointments and treatments, update your employer and contact your customer care facilitator immediately when you return to work on modified duties or when you return to your pre-injury duties. Learn more about earnings loss benefits.
A: You must report your injury to the WCB using the Worker’s Initial Report of Injury (W1) form as soon as possible. You must do this even if you didn’t take time off work because of your injury.
All worker forms can be accessed on the worker forms and fact sheets page.
Some other forms you may need include:
Worker’s Expense Statement (W6)
If you pay for any medical items or prescriptions, keep your receipts. If your claim is accepted, list these receipts on a Worker’s Expense Statement (W6), attach the original receipts and mail them to the WCB. The WCB will issue you a cheque for the expenses covered.
Attendant time loss (ATL)
If you are required to attend an appointment for your WCB claim, such as a medical examination, a permanent functional impairment (PFI) assessment or an appeal hearing, and if that appointment requires you to miss work, the WCB can reimburse you or your personal attendant for the time lost from work. Learn more about attendant information.
Direct Deposit Application
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Job Information Worksheet (JIW)
You and your immediate supervisor should fill out this form to identify the normal requirements of your job before your work injury occurred. This is used in developing your return-to-work plan.
Worker’s Election Form (WEF)
You must complete this election form and return it to the WCB if:
Learn more about out-of-province claims.
A: All employer and injured worker information is confidential. Under the Act you, your authorized representatives or, in the case of a death, your dependant(s) can get a copy of the claim record by making a request. The Act says that these records can only be given to your employer if it is for the purposes of an appeal.
The Act also gives your employer the right to request a review or an appeal of a decision we have made on your claim, and the right to receive information about our decision from your claim file for the purposes of an appeal.
To receive a copy of your file, fully complete and return the Request for Copy of File form (WROI) to the WCB. According to the provisions of subsection 173(3), the information contained in your file cannot be used publicly or for any other purpose than pursuing your claim with the WCB. Sensitive medical information may be sent to your physician rather than directly to you. You will be notified if this occurs.
You may be able to get information that is held by the WCB and is of a general nature (not claim file information) through The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. However, each application is considered on its own.
Learn more about access to information and privacy concerns.
Learn more about your employer’s rights to your medical information.
Learn more about what your employer should do if you’re injured.
When the WCB receives an injury report, a staff member begins gathering information on the claim in a process called adjudication. Find out how the WCB decides whether to accept or deny claims and how long it takes to get a claim approved.Learn more
If your injury is of a more serious nature, or if your recovery doesn’t go as expected, you’ll be assigned to a customer care facilitator team. Learn who is on a customer care facilitator team and what services your team can arrange to help you recover.Learn more
If your injury leaves you with work restrictions so a job change or modifications is needed, vocational services can be arranged. Find out what vocational services may include.Learn more