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Workplace accident leave

When you are involved in a workplace accident while performing the duties of your job or when you develop an occupational illness, you are covered under the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA).

In case of injury or illness at work:

  • Seek medical care as soon as possible and report any injury or occupational illness to your supervisor or his or her delegate.
  • Complete an Accident, Incident or Occupational Disease Form with your supervisor and submit it to the Health and Wellness sector of Human Resources within 24 hours of the accident or onset of the occupational illness.
  • Ask your attending physician to complete a Functional Abilities Form (FAF) or a Form 8 for an early and safe return to work if you are absent from work, and submit it to Health and Wellness.

Health and Wellness advises the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in writing no later than 72 hours after becoming aware of an accident or the onset of an occupational illness.

Benefits while absent from work

When a claim has been filed with the WSIB, you receive cheques directly from the WSIB for 85% of your net average earnings (gross salary less employment insurance, CPP and tax).