In the event of an accident, injury or occupational disease at work, you must immediately:
- Report the accident to your employer as soon as possible and in accordance with the workplace procedure set by your employer for accident reporting.
- Get medical treatment, if required, and advise the treating physician that this is a work-related injury so that the medical reports can be forwarded to WorkSafeNB as soon as possible.
- A complete report (Form 67 - Report of Accident or Occupational Disease) must be made for any injury resulting in:
- Medical costs.
- Wage loss.
- Inability to perform your regular work duties beyond the accident date.
If the above conditions apply, together with your employer, complete a Form 67 and ensure the report is forwarded to WorkSafeNB within three days. If there is disagreement between you and your employer, you must still complete a Form 67 and forward it to WorkSafeNB immediately. Please note: you and your employer cannot agree not to report the accident.
|What is an accident?
Under the Workers' Compensation Act, an accident can be one of the following:
||a wilful and intentional act, not being the act of the worker who suffers the accident; or
||a chance event or incident occasioned by a physical or natural cause; or
||a disablement caused by an occupational disease; or
||a disablement or disabling condition; all arising out of and in the course of employment.
|It does not include the disablement of mental stress or disablement caused by mental stress, unless it is a result of an acute reaction to a traumatic event.
|What is an occupational disease?
Any disease that is peculiar to or characteristic of a particular industrial process, trade or occupation, and which is declared to be an occupational disease by regulation.
Your post-accident responsibilities
- Keep your appointments with your health care providers (physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, etc.).
- Ask your health care providers to send reports to WorkSafeNB.
- Follow the treatment plans developed by your health care providers.
- Advise WorkSafeNB if you stop working or need to change your duties because of your injury.
- Keep receipts for expenses directly related to your workplace injury.
Your employer's responsibilities
- Provide or pay the cost of immediate transportation from the injury site to a medical treatment facility.
- IMMEDIATELY call 1 800 999-9775 to report the following incidents:
- A loss of consciousness
- Fractures (other than fingers and toes)
- Burns requiring medical attention beyong first aid treatment
- Loss of vision in one or both eyes
- Deep lacerations requiring medical attention beyond first aid treatment
- Worker admission to a hospital as a an in-patient
- Any accidental explosion or exposure to a biological, chemical or physical agent, whether or not a person is injured
- Any catastrophic event or equipment failure that results, or could have resulted in an injury
- Within three days of notification if the scenario does not fit any of the descriptions above.
Your health care provider's responsibilities
- Send their reports to WorkSafeNB as soon as possible.
- Help you understand what is wrong and what can be done to assist your recovery.
Print out a PDF of the Form 67.