What should you do if you get injured at work?
Getting injured at work can be a stressful experience. In addition to physical pain, work injuries can also cause psychological and monetary distress, especially if your recovery period is unclear. At YEGHip, we work together with you to design a rehabilitation program that gets you back to work faster and stronger than before.
At YEGHip, your assessment and first treatment are covered by WCB, and you may qualify for up to 21 additional visits over six weeks if your claim is accepted.
If you are hurt at work:
1. Inform Your Employer
Let your employer know that you have been injured at work. Tell them the details of your injury. Your employer must report your injury to WCB Alberta within 72 hours if you need additional medical treatment beyond regular first aid, or you cannot perform your job after the day of the incident.
The report for your employer can be found HERE.
2. Inform Your Health Care or Benefits Provider
3. Report Your Injury to WCB
There are multiple ways to report your claim to the Workers Compensation Board. Once WCB has received your report, a claim decision will be made as soon as possible. Usually, WCB covers most work related injuries for six weeks. You may be entitled for more coverage depending on the seriousness of your injury. Your therapist and/or case manager can discuss your treatment options with you.
4. Seek the Treatment Prescribed by Your Doctor
Direct Billing Options
We work with several providers to give you access to direct billing. Some of our direct billing partners are: