Can my employer make me take wages or sick pay instead of a WSIB claim?
Question & AnswerCan my employer make me take wages or sick pay instead of a WSIB claim?
2. Don’t let your employer talk you out of making a WSIB claim
Your employer may have a benefits plan through an insurance company that pays for sick benefits. And they may ask you to take or sick pay instead of making a claim for benefits.
But, if you’re eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, it’s important to make a claim.
What workers’ compensation covers
Workers’ compensation benefits cover wages you don’t earn because you’re injured. And they can also pay for medical treatments, medical equipment, and other costs you have because of your injury.
These are all important things that can help you recover from your injury and return to work.
If you have a more serious injury, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will work with you and your employer to try to help you recover from your injury and get back to work.
It’s also important to make a claim in case your injury is permanent or gets worse in the future.