Work is about much more than a pay cheque. Work gives us an identity, a sense of self and self-worth. Work has meaning. It helps define us. We get personal satisfaction from a job well done. Beyond the personal impact, work is an essential element in our society. It is the glue that holds our community and our economy together.
When injury occurs, staying connected to the workplace and continuing to work is the most important factor in recovery.
The longer employees are off work, the less likely they are to return. So when an injury does occur, the best result for everyone is a safe and timely return to work.
The WCB’s goal is to work with employers, employees, unions and health care providers to ensure this happens.