Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

The Claim Process

As the employer of an injured worker, you play an important role in your worker's recovery and in the WCB claim process.

To make a decision on your worker's claim, the WCB requires:
  • An Employer's Report - Form 7 from you.
  • A Worker's Report - Form 6 from your worker.
  • A Physician's Report- Form 8 from your worker's doctor or chiropractor.
When a report is filed, the WCB registers the claim and assigns it to an entitlement officer. If more information is required to make a decision, the entitlement officer may contact you, your worker and/or the treating physician.

You will be advised of all claim decisions in writing. If the claim is accepted, your worker may be eligible for benefits and services, and the return to work process will begin.

As an employer, if you do not agree with a decision made on your worker's claim, you have the right to request reconsideration within 90 days from the date of notification.

If the injury causes your worker to lose time from work for more than four weeks, the claim will be transferred to the WCB case management team. This team is made up of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Occupational Therapists and Case Coordinators, who will work with you, your worker and your worker's health care providers to assist your worker to return to work.

The Employer's Role in the Claim Process

If one of your workers experiences a workplace injury or illness, as an employer you are responsible for:
  • Reporting the injury within three days from the date of the injury.
  • Contacting your worker as soon as possible after the injury occurs and maintaining weekly communication throughout your worker's recovery.
  • Being an active and co-operative participant in the worker's plan for a timely and safe return to work.
  • Making every reasonable effort to provide suitable employment that is safe, within the worker's physical capabilities and at your worker's pre-injury level of earnings.
  • Keeping the WCB informed of your worker's return to work plan and progress.
If you have questions about your worker's claim, please contact us. In order to serve you better, please have the following on hand when contacting the WCB:
  • Your worker's name.
  • The date of injury
  • The Entitlement Officer or Case Coordinator's name and phone number.
  • The case ID number.
More information about managing your worker's claim can be found in the Information for Employers booklet, and our claims policies.

If you can't find what you are looking for, or if you have questions about WCB claims, please contact us.