How do I make a WCB claim in Alberta?

How do I make a WCB claim in Alberta?

Report your injury in the myWCB worker mobile app, or by completing a report of injury [PDF, 0.24MB] form right away, containing the details of your injury/illness, will help us to make correct and timely decisions for you. You can get this form from your employer, here on our website or at any WCB office.

Is there WCB in Alberta?

If you operate in an industry that’s required to have workers’ compensation coverage (a mandatory industry), you must open a WCB-Alberta account within 15 days of hiring your first worker.

How does WCB work in Alberta?

You should receive your first wage replacement benefit payment from WCB-Alberta within 14 days of WCB-Alberta registering your new claim. You will be paid wage replacement benefits as long as medical evidence shows you are unable to return to work due to your injury. Compensation benefits are not taxable.

How long do you have to report to WCB?

In Alberta, a worker must report an accident to the WCB within 24 months from the time an accident occurs or from the time they become aware of the accident. What if a worker reports an accident after the 24 month limitation?

How do I file a workers comp claim?

How do you claim? Inform your supervisor or employer as soon as possible (verbally or in writing). Make note of anyone who witnessed the accident. The form that needs to be completed is WCL 2: Notice of Accident and Claim for Compensation.

How long does it take WCB to make a decision?

You can expect to hear from WCB-Alberta in regards to your claim within seven days of submitting your report. You can update your claim information at any time by contacting WCB-Alberta.

Can you collect WCB and EI at the same time?

While waiting for a WCB decision In such a situation, you have to sign an undertaking to repay the benefits, which means that you have to repay the total amount of EI benefits paid by ESDC when your claim with the WCB is settled.

How long does it take for WCB to make a decision?

You can expect to hear from WCB-Alberta in regards to your claim within seven days of submitting your report.

What injuries should be reported to WCB?

You need to submit a report to WCB if the accident results in, or is likely to result in:

  • lost time or the need to temporarily or permanently modify work beyond the date of accident,
  • death or permanent disability (amputation, hearing loss, etc.),

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