The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is an agency of the Ontario provincial government dedicated to the prevention of all workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The WSIB oversees Ontario’s workplace safety education and training system and administers Ontario’s no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their workers.
To start a WSIB claim reports must be sent to WSIB by your employer as well as your doctor. Be sure to notify your employer about your injury so that you can be given the necessary forms to bring to your doctor’s appointment for completion.
If you have been hurt in the workplace you should notify the receptionist when booking your appointment and the front desk staff at time of check-in. Your physician will need to complete a Form 8 (Physicians First Report) to submit to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Make sure you are prepared by having the name, address and phone number of your employer, your Social Insurance number and your accident date. Missing information will delay your claim. It is your responsibility to notify your employer of your injury so they can take the appropriate action.
Once the Form 8 is completed by your physician it will be faxed directly to WSIB’s main office in Toronto. You will receive a letter from WSIB indicating the name and phone number of your local adjudicator and your claim number. You will need the claim number to identify yourself when calling WSIB. Please call us when you receive your claim number.
WSIB will periodically ask for updates on your medical condition by mailing you a Progress Report. You will need to book an appointment with your physician for this report. Please remember to mention the form to the receptionist on the phone so that the appropriate amount of time can be scheduled and hand it in to the receptionist when you check in for your appointment.