One of the biggest difficulties a number of our clients face when they make a claim for benefits under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is that they didn’t report an injury early enough. Several of our clients have initially been denied benefits because they didn’t tell their employer immediately about their injury or they didn’t seek medical attention from a doctor right away.
It is incredibly important that as soon as a worker suffers an injury that they tell a supervisor, boss, and even a co-worker. The employer will then have a legal obligation to report the injury to the WSIB. Telling a co-worker could also mean a potential witness should your employer ever deny that you told them you were injured on the job. If you are a member of a union, it is also beneficial to keep your union steward or rep in the loop because they can also help to protect your rights. Many clients have sought our help when the WSIB has denied them benefits because they did not seek out medical attention soon enough. This means that it is equally as important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.