If an injury happens at work, your employer will ensure you get medical attention. If you’ve had a sprain or strain, the most common workplace injuries, you can see a WCB-approved health care provider right away, without a medical referral. The sooner you receive care, the better.
Staying connected with work helps with your social, mental, physical, and financial well-being. It’s part of your healthy recovery. Your employer may be able to modify your work so you can perform it safely, or they may have alternate work you can do safely while you recover.
As part of your support team, your employer will keep in touch with you throughout your recovery, keeping you up to date on what’s happening at the workplace, and also encouraging your progress.