The Workers’ Compensation Plan covers employees injured at work. Employers pay in to the plan and the plan pays compensation to workers injured on the job. The Workers' Compensation Board administers the plan.
Some industries and occupations are not covered by workers’ compensation, such as a number of farming occupations, university professors, door-to-door sales or delivery persons and schoolteachers.
Workers in federally regulated industries also have workers' compensation. It is under a different law but is administered by the Workers' Compensation Board. Some federally regulations occupations such as the RCMP and the Canadian Armed Forces are not covered.
When a person has a workplace injury, workers' compensation can cover any medical or counselling expenses and lost wages when time off work is needed.
To be covered by workers' compensation, injuries must have happened at work and must require medical treatment and/or time off work. These injuries can include psychological injuries.
There are important steps to be followed if you are considering making a claim for workers' compensation.
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