Return to work
WorkSafeNB's goal is to return you to
your pre-accident job as quickly and safely as possible.
If your injury prevents you from returning to your pre-accident
job, WorkSafeNB will work with your employer to find modified work
options that will accommodate your work restriction.
If your injuries make it impossible to return to work with your
pre-accident employer, WorkSafeNB will help you find a new job with
a new employer.
The following WorkSafeNB resources may be made available to you as
part of your return-to-work plan:
Case management is a way of co-ordinating everyone involved in the
case – the worker, the employer, the health care providers.
Case management is usually for long-term cases, those where the
injured worker is off work for six weeks or more. Your case
management team may include a case manager, an occupational
therapist, a medical advisor and others.
The WorkSafeNB Rehabilitation Centre
As part of your recovery, you might be referred to WorkSafeNB's
state-of-the art facility in Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B. The
WorkSafeNB Rehabilitation Centre (WRC) provides specialized
occupational rehabilitation services to New Brunswick's injured
workers. More information is available in the WRC section of this
WorkSafeNB's disability management program is designed to minimize
the impact of a disability by involving employers in efforts to
accommodate the needs of injured or ill workers.
WorkSafeNB's rehabilitation specialists will provide vocational
services if you are unable to return to your pre-accident
employment, due to work restrictions resulting from your
work-related injury. They will be an important part of your case
management team, and will provide you with information on
retraining and re-employment options as well as vocational