You must report the incident to the WSIB within 3 days if your worker:
You don’t need to report the incident if your worker:
If you have a change in circumstances that affects your employer obligations relating to WSIB, you must report that change to us within 10 days.
Most businesses in Ontario that employ workers (including family members and sub-contractors) must register with the WSIB within 10 days of hiring their first full-or part-time worker.
Registering with the WSIB provides workplace insurance coverage for all of your workers and gives you access to experts in health and safety for your business sector.
You must re-employ the injured worker 2 years from the accident date or one year from the date the worker returns to his/her pre-accident essential duties.
If you terminate or layoff a worker with 6 months from the date of the accident, you may be found in breach of your re-employment obligation and fined up to the workers net average earnings to the maximum ceiling for one year. In addition to this, the worker will receive a payment in the amount of their net average earnings up to the maximum ceiling for one year. The ceiling for 2010 is $77,600 X 2 = $155,200 as a maximum penalty if in breach.
People failing to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act are subject to fines of up to $25,000 and/or up to a year’s imprisonment. Corporations can be fined up to $500,000. Employers are also subject to penalties for failing to report to the WSIB within three days of learning of a workplace injury or illness and other violations of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.