WorkSafeBC Claims for Supervisors
Supervisors are required by law to complete WorkSafeBC forms whenever incidents or injuries occur, even if they seem minor.
Workplace Incidents & Injuries
Employees can apply to receive WorkSafeBC benefits if a workplace injury causes them to be absent from work:
- If the employee loses time from work or seeks medical attention, to comply with legislation, incidents and injuries must be reported using the Employer’s Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 7) within three business days of either the occurrence of the incident or when you first became aware of the injury. The payroll information will be completed and forwarded to WorkSafeBC on your behalf
- If the employee does not seek medical attention and does not lose time from work, Complete the Employer’s Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 7) and keep it on file instead of submitting it. It will serve as record if a claim is made at a later date
- Changes to Section 5.1 of the Workers Compensation Act have expanded the scope of how mental disorders relating to the workplace may be accepted. Learn more about workplace mental disorders
Bullying & Harassment Claims
If you are a supervisor who receives a claim that alleges bullying or harassment
- Get the details of the incident(s) by having the employee complete a Worker's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease to Employer (Form 6A) (PDF, 155KB). The employee should report the injury to WorkSafeBC by telephone: 1 888-WORKERS (1 888 967-5377), or by completing a WorkSafeBC Application for Compensation and Report Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 6) (PDF, 246KB) and submit it directly to WorkSafeBC
- As the employer, you must submit the Employer's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 7) to payroll. They will complete the payroll information and forward the report to WorkSafeBC on your behalf
- It's imperative you ensure an investigation into the bullying or harassment is initiated. Learn more about addressing bullying
Mental disorder claims are processed the same as other types of claims.