Reporting COVID-19 Exposure
What should I do if I am diagnosed with COVID-19 as a result of workplace exposure to the virus?
If you believe you have contracted COVID-19 while performing your work duties, you need to notify your employer and your provincial workers’ compensation board immediately. Remember, it is your right to report any illness or injury at work. When an injury or illness happens on the job, the workers’ compensation system provides compensation such as wage-loss benefits, medical coverage, and support to help you recover and get back to work.
Keeping detailed records is important
It is important to keep a record of your symptoms, along with any additional information that can help the workers' compensation board process your claim.
It is helpful if you can provide:
• Medical documentation including diagnosis;
• Dates of all doctors visits for this illness;
• Work schedule (dates and times);
• All communication with your employer regarding the exposure; and
• Detailed information about your job and employer, and the type of work you perform.
Where can I find a workers’ compensation claim form?
Workers’ compensation boards across Canada are adjudicating COVID-19 related claims on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions regarding workers’ compensation and COVID-19, please contact your Local Union office.
Reporting procedures vary across Canada. Click on your province below – or on “Federal” if you work in a federally regulated workplace – for more information on reporting a workers’ compensation claim in your area.