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COVID-19: FAQs about WSIB claims

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Exposure Reporting: Coronavirus in the Workplace

Workplace Exposure to Coronavirus:

 If you believe that you may have been exposed to the coronavirus while performing your work duties, you should complete a WSIB Worker’s Exposure Incident Form (form 3958A).

 When to complete this form:

  • Intended for voluntary use when an unplanned workplace incident exposure has occurred or is believed to have occurred*.
  • No diagnosis nor symptoms are required to complete this form.
  • The purpose of this form is to obtain information about the exposure incident experienced by a worker should an illness or disease occur in the future.
  • Instructions on where to send this form are indicated on the form.

 Where to find this form:

 For assistance completing the Worker’s Exposure Incident Form please contact:

  • Your Union
  • The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL): 1-800-668-9138
  • The Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA): 1-800-435-8980

 *Some Examples of possible workplace exposure situations:

  • Custodial worker sanitizing healthcare equipment in clinic areas, waiting and patient rooms where confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being treated.
  • Grocery store worker stocking shelves or working at the customer check out in a store where it is later confirmed to have had an exposure of coronavirus (customer or co-worker).
  • Transit operators providing public transportation where social distancing is challenging, semi-confined space.

 What if I am diagnosed with COVID-19 as a result of workplace exposure to Coronavirus?

 When an injury or illness happens on the job, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) provides compensation such as wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and support to help people recover and get back to work.

 For more information on worker’s compensation for COVID-19 please see our fact sheet entitled “Workers’ Compensation & COVID-19: Know your Reporting Rights & Responsibilities”.