Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Reporting An Injury

A workplace injury or illness is considered to be one that:
  • Happens at work.
  • Requires medical treatment.
  • May or may not result in time off work.
If a workplace injury occurs, as an employer, it is your responsibility to:
  • Provide your worker with first aid, if treatment is required for the injury.
  • Arrange and pay for immediate transportation to a doctor or medical facility, if necessary.
  • Report all serious workplace injuries, as defined under section 36(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, within 24 hrs to the WCB's Occupational Health & Safety division, 902- 628-7513, and
  • File a report to the WCB, within three days of being notified of the injury or illness. Employers can report an injury in two ways:
    • Use our online services, or
    • Complete an Employer's Report - Form 7 and submit it to the WCB by mail, drop off or fax:
      Workers Compensation Board of PEI
      PO Box 757
      14 Weymouth St Charlottetown PE
      C1A 7L7
      Fax: 902-368-5696

      Copies of the Employer's Report - Form 7 are available at the WCB.
When completing the Employer's Report - Form 7 or filing online, keep in mind the following:
  • Fill in the whole form with as much detail as possible.
  • When completing the form, use a pen and remember to sign the form.
  • Failure to submit the Employers Report within three days of the employer being notified of the injury or illness may result in fines.
  • An Employer's Report - Form 7 must be completed whether or not the injury or illness results in time off work. This includes injuries or illnesses that occurred over a period of time, as well as those caused by a single event.
  • An Employer's Report - Form 7, is also required for all accidents resulting in death.
The information on your Employer's Report - Form 7 assists us in making a decision on your worker's claim. If you need assistance, we can help. Please contact us.

The WCB also requires information about your injury from your worker and your worker's health care provider.

Anytime there is a workplace injury or illness, the worker and employer are required by law to file a claim. Sometimes when an injury occurs it may initially seem minor, but there may be complications that develop later. Filing a claim means there is a record of the injury or illness, in case there is a need for further treatment and medical care later on.

Filing a claim also contributes to a culture of workplace safety. It allows the WCB to track the types of workplace incidents that occur and work with Island employers and workers to prevent future injuries.

More information about reporting an injury is available in the WCB's Information for Employers booklet and claims policies.

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