What is the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and how can it help me?

The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board is the provincial agency that provides support and insurance for workers injured on the job.

Each workplace has insurance to assist workers if they get hurt while on the job.

Your workplace insurance entitles you to a range of benefits. In order to receive benefits, you have to first file a claim with The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Both you and your employer have responsibilities in your recovery and return to work.

Appealing a WSIB decision

If you disagree with the WSIB's decision, you can appeal with the WSIB. You can use forms available online.

If you still are not satisfied, you may appeal to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. The Tribunal is the final level of appeal to which workers and employers may bring disputes concerning workplace safety and insurance matters in Ontario. The Appeals Tribunal is separate from and independent of the WSIB.

For More Information

  • Worker's Compensation: Making a Claim - A clear guide explaining how to make a claim and what happens after you make a claim. From CLEO.
  • WSIB Fact Sheets - These fact sheets include information for workers and employers, information about occupational diseases and how to create a safe workplace.
  • A Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act - Information from the Ontario Ministry of Labour explaining what every worker, supervisor, employer, constructor and workplace owner needs to know about the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Office of the Worker Adviser - an independent agency of the Ministry of Labour that advises and represents non-unionized injured workers and their survivors in their workplace insurance cases. 
Last updated: September 17, 2019 4000166