Every hour, Albertans are injured on the job. The Workers’ Compensation Board - Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that helps injured workers return to work as quickly and as safely as possible, while providing financial compensation for wage loss due to their workplace injury.
Protection is provided for workers and their employers regardless of who caused the work injury. The workers’ compensation system is funded through the payment of premiums by employers with coverage.
Most employers and workers are covered by WCB-Alberta; however some industries are not required to have this coverage.
WCB-Alberta provides the only insurance that offers protection from lawsuit for workers and employers.
Disability benefits are based on 90 per cent of net earnings, up to a maximum amount set by WCB’s Board of Directors for the year of the worker’s accident.
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