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I am a Worker

The Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Nova Scotia promotes workplace injury prevention and provides injured workers with financial and healthcare benefits and services to help them safely return to work.


Injury Prevention

Workplace safety is everyone's responsibility – workers and employers share in creating safe workplaces. The WCB promotes workplace safety across the province,

and we work directly with many employers toward safer outcomes. We’re also here to help you make a difference in keeping your particular workplace safe, and helping you understand your rights and responsibilities when it comes to workplace safety.

Returning to work

Work is healthy, and research proves it. When an injury occurs, staying connected to your workplace and continuing to work is the most important factor in your recovery. The WCB assists injured workers with safe and timely return to work after a workplace injury to reduce the impact of an injury on your work and family life.


We provide income replacement benefits, health care, vocational rehabilitation and return-to-work assistance to workers injured on the job.

This section will walk you through workplace injuries, how to prevent them, what to do if it happens to you and how to get back to work in a safe and timely manner.

Frequently asked questions