Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Reporting Your 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 you experience a workplace injury or illness, or a recurrence of a previous workplace injury, make sure you get the medical attention you need. Then, as soon as possible, report the injury to your employer and to the WCB. If you have a Health and Safety committee or representative at work, you should also notify them of the incident.

To report an injury to the WCB, you must complete a Worker's Report - Form 6 and send it to the WCB. If you are unable to download this form, you can get a printed copy from your employer or from the WCB.

Please note that a Worker's Report - Form 6 must be completed whether or not the injury or illness results in time off work.

When completing your Worker's Report - Form 6,
  • Fill in the whole form with as much detail as possible.
  • Use a pen.
  • Remember to sign the form.
  • Please do not leave the original form with your employer. Submit the original Worker's Report - Form 6 directly 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

The information on your Worker's Report - Form 6 is required to make a decision on your claim and must be received within six months from the date of accident.

If you need assistance with your Worker's Report - Form 6, we can help. Please contact us.

The WCB also requires information about your injury from your employer and your health care provider. Be sure to tell your health care provider that you were hurt at work.

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.

Recurrences

A worker may file a claim for a recurrence or relapse of a condition related to a previous work-related injury.

The worker must advise the employer, seek medical attention, and complete another Worker's Report - Form 6. A decision to accept or deny will rely on medical evidence supporting the relationship between the previous injury and the recurrence of the condition. A recurrence of a previous work related injury may or may not result in time loss from work.

More information about reporting an injury is available in the WCB's Information Guide for Workers Filing a Claim, Information for Workers booklet and claims policies.

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