By the Numbers: WCB benefits for 2013

Toronto – February 24, 2013 – Workers’ Compensation Boards/Commissions exist across Canada to help injured workers return to work as quickly and as safely as possible, while providing financial compensation for wages lost due to their workplace injury.

Workers' compensation boards across Canada report an average of a million work injuries each year. Injuries vary from hearing loss, back, foot and leg disorders, neck, shoulder and hand injuries to illnesses such as asthma, emphysema, skin disease and cancer.

Not all workers who are sick or injured from work get workers' compensation, though. A worker can get compensation only if the worker's employer has registered with the provincial or territorial workers' compensation board.

Each province and territory in Canada has its own exclusive Workers’ Compensation Board/Commission (WCB). Note, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have a combined Workers’ Compensation Board. Contact information for each Workers’ Compensation Board/Commission can be found by clicking here.

In the event of a workplace injury and a successful compensation claim, the following benefits apply: