If you are diagnosed with an occupational disease caused by work, including firefighter cancer, you may qualify for WCB benefits and assistance. Find out what the WCB defines as an occupational disease, what diseases are covered and the minimum exposure period required for each.
If you are unable to work because of illness or disease resulting from exposure to substances or conditions in the workplace, you may claim compensation for an occupational disease just as you could for other work injuries. The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) covers both.
Before an occupational disease is covered by the WCB, it must meet these two conditions:
The WCB considers the following guidelines for work-related occupational diseases:
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