Four steps to reduce your WCB claims costs and stay connected with a valued employee. Learn more in the Employer’s Guide to Managing Workplace Injury.

Develop a prevention program

  • Healthy workplaces balance physical and psychological health and safety. By developing a prevention program you create a safety culture for you and your employees that makes working safely top-of-mind. 


Stay connected with your employee and the WCB

  • Be a contributing member of your employee’s support team.
  • With the support team, help develop a personalized work plan that includes transitional work. Use this form to help guide the conversation for developing the return-to-work plan with a focus on transitional work or staying at work during recovery.
  • Monitor your employee's progress and modify the transitional work when needed. The goal is for the them to return to their pre-injury position.

Have a return-to-work program

  • Get started with your program and the benefits of returning to work.
  • Create a return-to-work policy that clearly outlines how everyone in your organization are committed to their responsibilities under the return-to-work program.
  • Prepare a functional job analysis for every position in your organization. In the event of injury, health care providers will use this to determine what tasks an employee with an injury can or can’t do.
  • Plan for transitional work. This planning tool can help.


When an employee gets injured

  • Seek appropriate medical attention for your employee right away. If the injury is a sprain or strain, use WCB’s Direct Access program to send them to a health care provider that is approved by the WCB.
  • Fill out a WCB injury report.
  • Use MyAccount to submit the claim and track its progress.