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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

Talk to your doctor or other health care provider and let them know you were injured at work. Our team will help you assess and treat your injury upon your first clinic visit, and help make suggestions or modifications to your work schedule if needed. You do not need a WCB claim number before contacting our clinic.

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

You may need different forms of treatment, depending on your injury. If you need Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, or one of our other Services, contact our clinic. In most cases, your treatment should begin as soon as possible.

Direct Billing Options

We work with several providers to give you access to direct billing. Some of our direct billing partners are:

Don’t see your provider listed? Contact our clinic to find out if you’re covered.

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