Should I take sick pay or workers' compensation?

I hurt myself on the job, but my boss wants me to take sick pay instead of making a workers' compensation claim. Should I?

Do not let your employer talk you out of making a claim for workers' compensation benefits. If you think your injury may be related to your job, you should claim benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. If your employer will not accept your accident report, report your employer to the Board.

Even if you get sick pay from a disability insurance plan at work, you should still file a claim with the Board. Getting money from your workplace insurance plan first may make it harder for you to get workers' compensation benefits.

Tell your disability insurance plan that your injury is work-related and that you have applied for workers' compensation benefits.

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For more information on this topic see: Employment and Work – Injured workers compensation

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