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What to do if your patient is hurt at work

As a health care provider, you play a major role in the health and well-being of workers who are injured on the job.

Report within 48 hours of treatment or assessment

Reporting to WCB-Alberta within 48 hours of providing treatment or assessment is a key component of the worker's claim. Regular medical updates are needed to determine entitlement under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

Online reporting

To make it easier, we have introduced online reporting.

  • Physicians can submit first reports, progress reports, consultation reports and invoices.
  • Chiropractors can submit first reports, progress reports and invoices.
  • Physical therapists can submit assessment reports, status reports and invoices.

On-site health centre report

Workers must report all accidents to their employer and employers must keep a record of the accident. The Worker, employer and attending physician (or on-site health care provider) must report accidents to WCB if it disables or is likely to disable the worker beyond the day of accident.

There are many other WCB reports available through WCB forms requisition. They will be mailed to you upon request. You can also contact the Claims Contact Centre to request these documents.

Remember when filing reports:

  • Incomplete reports may be returned for clarification.
  • Report standards must be followed.