If you’re injured at work
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
- 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
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
||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
- Follow the treatment plans developed by your health care
- 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
Your employer's responsibilities
- Provide or pay the cost of immediate transportation from the
injury site to a medical treatment facility.
- IMMEDIATELY call 1 800 222-9775 to report the following
- A loss of consciousness
- Fractures (other than fingers and toes)
- Burns requiring medical attention beyong first aid
- Loss of vision in one or both eyes
- Deep lacerations requiring medical attention beyond first aid
- 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
Your health care provider's
- Send their reports to WorkSafeNB as soon as possible.
- Help you understand what is wrong and what can be done to
assist your recovery.
Click to print out a PDF of the Form 67.