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What workers’ compensation provides

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.

Workers' compensation benefits include:

No fault insurance

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.

Risk management

WCB-Alberta provides the only insurance that offers protection from lawsuit for workers and employers.

Wage replacement for lost income

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.

Year Maximum Insurable Earnings
2015 $95,300
2014 $92,300

See Board Orders on the Maximum Insurable Earnings (MIE)

Comprehensive medical and rehabilitation services

  • Expenses associated with the treatment of the work injury including medication or hospitalization.
  • Health care expenses may include chiropractic treatments, physical therapy services, counselling, etc.