Responsibilities when an accident
It is critical that workers, employers and health
care providers work together to ensure a safe return to work.
- Report: If you are injured at work,
complete an injury report.
Maintain ongoing communication with WCB-Alberta and your
employer to help plan for your return to work.
- Listen: Follow
the advice of health care providers to help you recover
as quickly as possible.
NOTE: Use your claim number when you write
letters or call WCB-Alberta.
Your employer’s responsibilities
- Work with you to prevent injuries and
illnesses, and inform you about the coverage you
have and the benefits to which you are entitled under
workers' compensation legislation, as detailed in
Handbook (pdf, 575KB).
- Record and report injuries; your employer has 72 hours to
report your claim once they know about your injury. He
or she must pay your wage losses for the day the injury occurred
and must provide transportation to a medical facility
- Help you return to work by offering modified work
that is meaningful and suitable to your skills and abilities.
Your treatment provider’s responsibilities
- Report your
injury to WCB-Alberta.
- Treat your injury and keep you well-informed
on how you can help your own recovery.
- Maintain regular
contact with WCB-Alberta and your employer to update
your progress and to help in your return-to-work planning.