• Get First Aid if it is a cut or other injury that requires such attention. If you cannot continue working, seek medical attention immediately. If your own doctor is not immediately available, go to the Hospital Emergency Department or a Clinic. Your employer is supposed to provide transportation for immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your manager immediately. If your manager is not in the store, tell a co-worker and leave a note for the manager. The manager must fill out a WSIB Employer’s Report.
  • Tell the doctor you see what happened. The doctor will fill out a WSIB Doctor’s Report.
  • Follow your doctor’s orders.
  • Cooperate with your manager in any effort to get you back to work. If you cannot return to your regular work, your manager may have some other work that does not aggravate your injury. Ask your manager to write down the modified job’s specifications and ask your doctor if you could perform this work without further injury.
  • Fill out and return promptly any WSIB forms you are sent. If you have any questions about the form, call the WSIB office in your region. See the Blue Pages in your telephone book.
  • If your disability is work-related (such as a repetitive strain injury), see your doctor for an opinion. If your doctor aggress that your disability could have been caused by your work, have your doctor send a WSIB Doctor’s Report, then tell your manager. The manager should also send in a WSIB Employer’s Report.
  • Keep careful notes of everything that happened with regard to your injury, any witnesses to the accident or to your complaints of problems, all medical visits, all conversations with your manager about your problem and all lost time. This information could be important down the road, if your disability persists.
  • If your manager tries to “punish” you for making a WSIB claim by reducing the hours you normally work, you probably have a grievance. Call your Rep.