Return to work for people injured at work

It’s more than getting back to work, it’s getting you back to being you

Get the support you need.

Work together to make a return-to-work plan.

Stay connected to the workplace.


Follow these steps to get you working to well:

  • Tell your supervisor immediately about your injury.

    Fill out a WCB injury report together.

  • See a health care provider right away.

    For common injuries, such as sprains and strains, you can see a WCB-approved health care provider. You can often see a health care provider, such as a physiotherapist, the same day – a doctor’s referral is not needed.

  • Get back to being you.

    If you’re injured on the job, work can often be part of a safe, healthy recovery, as you get back to being you. Depending on your situation, your return-to-work plan may include transitional work in the workplace.

    Transitional work is about what you can do, not what you can’t.

  • If you are off work because of your injury.

    Your support team includes your WCB case worker, your employer, and your health care provider. Together you will develop a return-to-work plan.

  • Stay connected to the workplace.

    If you are off work, staying connected is often an important part of recovery. Keeping in touch with your co-workers and your supervisor can help when it comes time for your transition back to the workplace.

  • Set up a WCB Online Services account.

    Use it to keep in touch with your case worker, submit expenses, and follow your claim.

For more information, read the Worker’s Reference Guide.

Get the support you need - Find out how your support team works together to help you get back to being you.


You're supported. Know what you should expect from your employer, your WCB case worker and your health care provider, and how everyone will work together for your success.

Learn their roles in your recovery
Working to Well team of case work, health care provider, your employer and you.