Workers' Compensation Compliance Centre
The workers’ compensation system is built on a trade-off: Workers give up the right to sue their employers for workplace injuries and illnesses in exchange for guaranteed coverage of treatment costs and compensation; employers get protection from lawsuits in exchange for making payments into the workers’ comp program. But workers’ comp doesn’t cover all injuries and illnesses a worker may suffer. For example, a claim for mental stress, a sleep disorder or injuries suffered while driving to work may not be approved.
Guidance and Insight
A worker says he injured his testicle while suspended in a fall protection harness during training the previous day. Is his injury covered by workers' comp?
A mechanic test drives a customer's car and hits another car. Is the customer or the auto body shop liable for the injured driver's damages?
This infographic shows how you can use technology such as emergency alert systems to prevent and respond to active shooter situations in your workplace.
An off-duty worker on leave gets drunk and injured in a fight with his foreman at a work camp. Should workers' comp cover his injuries?
An easy-to-read chart of an employer's illness and injury reporting duties under the workers' comp law of each jurisdiction.