Psychological injuries

New Brunswick psychologists, social workers and therapists provide critical treatment for New Brunswick injured workers. WorkSafeNB asks providers to deliver timely, effective reports that support stay-at-work (or return-to-work) options. We offer two file formats for reporting and a MyServices portal for quick, efficient filing.


WorkSafeNB is committed to superior service, and this means appropriate and timely care to workers. To help ensure this, WorkSafeNB has the Initial Psychology Assessment Report (IPAR), Psychology Progress Report (PPR) and Psychology Discharge Report (PDR).


Information on functional abilities helps workers stay safely connected to their workplace. Evidence supports the positive link between work and health (physical, mental and social health). Absence from work contributes to declining health, slower recovery times and longer duration of disability. In essence, work is good. Very good. 


All three forms have a checklist-style format. In addition, the forms are available in fillable Word and PDF formats. Use the Word format option for increased flexibility. The box sizes will adjust for the amount of text you enter. These styles, as well as digital filing through MyServices, can help you provide information to us easily. Don’t have a MyServices account? Register here.


Each form has a prompt offering you a follow-up phone call or email from the worker's case manager or WorkSafeNB psychology consultant. Call us with any questions. We have a specialized team to help.

Is mental stress a compensable injury?

The WC Act excludes mental stress as a compensable condition except when the disablement of mental stress or a disablement caused by mental stress is the result of an acute reaction to a traumatic event. Learn more.

If you have any questions, please call 1 800 999-9775.

Initial Psychology Assessment Report (IPAR)

The Initial Psychological Assessment Report (IPAR) asks for information necessary to make a decision on a claim. WorkSafeNB must determine whether the worker’s injury meets requirements for acceptance under the Workers’ Compensation Act. 

See detailed instructions.



Psychology Progress Report (PPR)

The Psychology Progress Report (PPR) asks for information necessary to help us understand the worker’s recovery, accommodation options and more. This helps us review progress and opportunities for additional support.



Psychology Discharge Report (PDR)

The Psychology Discharge Report (PDR) asks for information necessary to close a course of treatment. It helps us understand the outcomes of that treatment and review overall improvement and possible need for additional support. 


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