Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
Many people get work injuries or suffer from work place accidents. To receive benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), it is important to understand that what are those benefits and how to claim those benefits. Workplace Safety and Insurance Boards across Canada provide two types of occupational disabilities benefits
- Long Term
- Short Term
Short Term Disability Benefits
These types of benefits are payable by Workplace Safety and Insurance board Canada for a disability resulting from workplace injuries or illnesses for a short term.
Long Term Disability Benefits
Your employee booklet will outline whether your employer provides coverage for WSIB or not. If your employer provides Long term benefits then you can claim for long term disability benefits if you become disabled due to a workplace injury or illness.
Following list is updated jurisdiction / province wise in Canada for maximum assessable earnings subject to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Regulations in Canada.
Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)
|Maximum Assessable Earnings Subject to (WSIB) Regulations||2012||2013|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||52885||54155|
|Prince Edward Island||49300||50000|
Workplace Safety Insurance Board Ontario
When to file WSIB
WSIB claim should be filed immediately when you get injured or suffer from work related accident, such as falling off a ladder, slipping and falling on wet floor or ice, or experiencing sudden back pain after lifting or twisting something heavy etc.
How to file WSIB
First of all you have to tell your employer about your work place injury that means to notify health and safety representative and then get medical treatment right away.
There are three WSIB forms which you may be needed to file WSIB claim for workplace and safety insurance board
- WSIB form 6
- WSIB form 7
- WSIB form 8
You claim benefits by signing the Form 7 which is Employer's Report of Injury/Disease, or you can fill out and sign the Form 6 which is Worker's Report of Injury/Disease. Make sure you read the Form 7 (Employer's Report) very carefully before signing, and that you agree with the details in the report. Your treating health care practitioner or doctor can also initiate a claim by submitting the Form 8 to the WSIB
Time line for filling WSIB forms
To get WSIB benefits you must file your claim no longer than six months if your claims are denied than you will get a letter from WSIB notifying you why your claim has been denied and you can also appeal against such a decision within 6 months