Message from OPSEU local 101 President

Filing WSIB COVID-19 claims

 

The information below outlines how and when people should file claims related to COVID-19. While the nature of some people’s work may put them at greater risk of contracting the virus, for example those treating someone with COVID-19, any claims received by the WSIB will need to be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the facts and circumstances.

 

  • If you contracted COVID-19 while at work (you have a diagnosis or symptoms of COVID-19), you may file a claim to determine if you are eligible for WSIB coverage. 

  • If you believe you were exposed to COVID-19 while at work, but you are not ill at this time (you do not have a diagnosis or symptoms of COVID-19), please do not file a claim. Instead, you can file an exposure incident form through our Program for Exposure Incident Reporting (PEIR) or Construction Exposure Incident Reporting (CEIR) programs. These are voluntary reporting programs and you will be assigned an incident number. If you become ill in the future, we’ll be able to process your claim faster.

To report an exposure, please complete and fax the appropriate form below to 1-888-313-7373 or call the WSIB at 1-800-387-0750, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All industries (except construction): Worker’s Exposure Incident Form(PDF) or Employer’s Exposure Incident Form (PDF)

Construction sector: Worker’s Construction Exposure Incident Form(PDF) or Employer’s Construction Exposure Incident Form (PDF) 

For additional information, please visit the WSIB website.

 

In Solidarity

Susan

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