Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

WCB Operations during COVID-19

March 18, 2020

The WCB offic is closed to non-essenial visitors. 

 

Please contact us by phone at 902-368-5680 or 1-800-237-5049, 8am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  

 

The Occupational Health & Safety 24hr Emergency Line is 902-628-7513.

 

We are also available by email:

  • For Occupational Health and Safety, contact ohs@wcb.pe.ca
  • For information about workers compensation claims, contact workerservices@wcb.pe.ca
  • For information about employer accounts, contact safetymatters@wcb.pe.ca

 

We ask for your patience as we manage the impact of COVID-19 on the way we deliver services to Islanders.

  • WCB staff will continue to be available to assist workers and employers over the phone or by email. Essential visits can be arranged by appointment only.
  • OHS Officers will continue to assist workplaces with health and safety matters. Where worksite visits are required, Officers will use social distancing to ensure safety.  
  • OHS Education Consultants are available to assist employers by providing presentations and guidance on various health and safety topics. Upon requst, virtual presentation options are available as well as in-person presentations (provided the appropriate COVID-19 precautions are in place.)
  • All assessment due dates related to 2020 employer payrolls will be deferred until September 30, 2020. Neither interest nor penalties will accrue at during this time. For further details, see our Frequently Asked Questions
  • Benefit payments for eligible workers will continue and new claims will be processed. We will work to process payments and claims as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about your claim, please contact your case worker. 
  • The availability of non-urgent health care services may have an impact on the assessment and treatment of workplace injuries. Affected workers are encouraged to contact the WCB with any questions.
  • WCB staff are available to assist employers with their accounts.
  • Employers and health care providers can access WCB Online Services at any time.
  • All non-essential in-person meetings and events have been postponed, cancelled or are being delivered virtually.
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Media Contact:
Laura Steeves, Senior Communications Coordinator
902-894-0362 or news@wcb.pe.ca