Can my employer make me take wages or sick pay instead of a WSIB claim?

Your employer may try to talk you out of making a claim for benefits (WSIB). And you may think it would be easier to take or sick pay instead of making a claim.

But if you're eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, it's important to make a claim.

This is because workers' compensation benefits cover not only wages you don't earn because you're injured. They can also pay for medical treatments, medical equipment, and other costs you have because of your injury.

It's also important to make a claim in case your injury is permanent or gets worse in the future.

You should also consider applying for benefits through your workplace insurance company, if you have a benefit plan at work.

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