Out-of-province claims

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If you are injured at work, generally you should submit claims to the workers’ compensation board in the province where you were injured.

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If you live in Saskatchewan, but are injured outside of Saskatchewan

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If a work-related injury occurred outside Saskatchewan, you can submit a claim to the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) if:

  • Your employer is established in Saskatchewan.
  • You are a permanent resident of Saskatchewan.
  • You usually work in Saskatchewan and:
    • you performed the majority of your duties in Saskatchewan prior to leaving the province;
    • you were hired in Saskatchewan; and
    • you are paid by a Saskatchewan employer’s office.

If all of these conditions apply, you will need to do three things immediately if you are injured at work.

As a result of your work injury, you may have the right to elect to claim compensation under either Saskatchewan’s Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the Act) or the law of another province or territory. You must complete the Worker’s Election Form (WEF) and return it to the WCB if:

  1. Your work injury occurred outside of Saskatchewan and you are a Saskatchewan resident or your usual place of employment is in Saskatchewan.
  2. Your work injury occurred in Saskatchewan and you are not a resident of Saskatchewan.

You should consider this matter carefully and if you decide to claim compensation under the Saskatchewan Act, you must complete the election portion of the WEF and return it to the Saskatchewan WCB. If you do not return this form within three months of the injury date, you will be deemed to have elected not to claim compensation under the Act.

If you live in another province, but are injured in Saskatchewan

If you are injured in Saskatchewan, the injury is generally reported to this province, but because you work in both provinces, you may have a right to have your claim considered in the province of Saskatchewan or in the province where you normally work if:

  • Your work injury occurred in Saskatchewan; and
  • You are not a resident of Saskatchewan.

If all of these conditions apply, you will need to do three things immediately if you are injured at work.

You should consider this matter carefully and if you want the Saskatchewan WCB to handle your claim, you must complete the Worker’s Election Form (WEF) and return it to the Saskatchewan WCB. If you do not return this form within three months of the injury date, you will be deemed to have elected not to claim compensation under Saskatchewan’s Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the Act).

 

Frequently asked questions

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A: A witness for the Worker’s Election Form (WEF) must be:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Able to confirm your identity.
  • Of sound mind (able to make decisions without help).

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