WorkSafeBC claims for supervisors
Last updated: November 25, 2021
Supervisors are required by law to complete WorkSafeBC forms whenever incidents or injuries occur, even if they seem minor.
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Workplace incidents and injuries
Employees may be eligible to receive WorkSafeBC benefits if a workplace injury requires medical attention and/or causes them to be absent from work:
- If the employee loses time from work and/or seeks medical attention, incidents and injuries must be reported using the Safety Incident Reporting Portal (Form 7) within 3 business days of either the occurrence of the incident or when you first became aware of the injury
- If the employee does not seek medical attention and does not lose time from work, complete the Safety Incident Reporting Portal (Form 7) and submit it using the classification 'first aid only'. This will serve as a record should a claim be 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 and harassment claims
If you are a supervisor who is informed of 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)
- As the employer, you must complete a Safety Incident Reporting Portal (Form 7) even when you are unsure if the employee has missed time or received medical attention relating to the claim
- 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.
Still have questions?
If you have questions or concerns about submitting a workplace injury or illness report, please email the BC Public Service Agency’s WorkSafeBC Claims Resource, or call 236-478-1459.