Workplace Safety and Insurance
The PWU does everything that it can to ensure that the places where our members work are safe, but when workplace injuries and/or occupational diseases occur, we are there to help.
If you are injured on the job, Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) compensation is designed to limit your exposure to lost wages and make sure you don’t lose valuable sick leave as a result.
WSIB is a no-fault work injury insurance program administered by the Provincial Government and funded entirely by employers. It provides financial protection, health care benefits and rehabilitation services to workers and their dependents for injuries, occupational diseases or death arising out of and in the course of employment.
When an accident occurs
If you require medical attention or lose time due to an on-the-job injury, notify your employer immediately and seek medical attention.
The employer is responsible for filing an Employers’ Report of Accidental Injury or Disease (Form 7) with the Board within three days of being notified of the accident.
The employee is responsible for filing a claim immediately after the accident has occurred with a Workers’ Report of Injury or Disease (Form 6).
Note clicking the following link to WSIB FORM 6 will display it in a new browser tab.
note click the print button on the top right hand corner of the form.
It is best to fax the completed form to the WSIB 416 344-4684. WSIB FORM 6
While seeking medical attention as a result of a workplace accident or exposure, you will need to inform the health care professional that you are there as a result of a workplace accident. The health care professional is responsible for filing a Health Professional’s Report (Form 8).
It is advisable to contact your Steward as soon as possible following a workplace accident.
Members often require guidance when processing a claim or an appeal. Rest assured that the PWU is here to help. The PWU has a full-time staff expert who will ensure that you are treated fairly.