WORKING TO WELL STARTS WITH WORKING TOGETHER

You are not alone on your journey to recovery. Your support team is with you every step of the way, helping you get back to the way things were before you were injured.

Your role is to follow the advice of your health care providers, stay connected with your employer and caseworker, get better, and, when you’re ready, return to work as soon as possible, with modified duties if necessary.

YOUR EMPLOYER

- Helps you access health care quickly when you are injured at work.

- Works with your health care provider and caseworker to find light or modified duties you can do safely as part of your return-to-work plan.

- Keeps in touch with you throughout your recovery.

YOUR WCB CASE WORKER

- Helps you with the claim process. - Makes sure you receive your benefit payments for earnings loss and expense reimbursements for medical costs.

- Ensures your health care and treatment are working for you.

- Organizes case conferences with you and the support team. (See below)

- Works with your employer and health care provider to find light or modified duties you can do safely as part of your return-to-work plan.

YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

- Assesses your injury and prescribes treatment for your recovery.

- Determines what you can and can’t do physically.

- Works with your employer and caseworker to find light or modified duties you can do safely as part of your return-to-work plan.

- Updates your caseworker about your recovery and readiness for returning to work.

LISTEN TO YOUR SUPPORT TEAM TALK ABOUT THEIR ROLES

Why is early, open communication with my caseworker so important?

How can I stay connected to work?

    

How can staying at work while I recover be a good thing?

Your WCB case worker might request that you attend a case conference. What is it?

A case conference is a check in between you, your employer, health care provider/doctor, and WCB case worker. It can take place face-to-face, or by telephone, depending on the circumstances. 

Your case work may set up a case conference because they:

  • feel you need an adjustment to your treatment plan
  • want to discuss your return-to-work plan with the whole support team

It's important you attend a case conference if invited. 

Working to well is a team effort!