What information is required by WorkSafeBC to start a claim?
WorkSafeBC requires three Forms in order to adjudicate a claim:
- Form 6: Employee's Report of Injury – created when the employee contacts WorkSafeBC Teleclaim (1-888-WORKERS or 1-888-967-5377)
- Form 7: Employer's Report of Injury – submitted to WorkSafeBC by the Provincial Workplace Health Contact Centre
- Form 8: Physician's Report – submitted to WorkSafeBC by the doctor involved in your care
When your staff call the Provincial Workplace Health Contact Centre, the Call Centre Assistant from the Incident Reporting Team will advise them of any next steps required after they complete their report of injury, including whether it is necessary for them to contact WorkSafeBC. Please note that not all injuries are reported to WorkSafeBC, and our Incident Reporting Team Call Centre Assistant will advise them if and when it is necessary (generally, if the employee has not sought medical aid or missed time from work, the injury does not need to be reported to WorkSafeC).
What happens if my employee calls WorkSafeBC first?
If your employee happens to report their injury to WorkSafeBC prior to reporting to our Incident Reporting Team, have them call us at 1-866-922-9464 Option 2. They will need to provide their Incident Report and claim number in order to ensure WSBC receives all the information they require to make a decision regarding their claim.