WCB Travel claims can be confusing. There is a lot of grey area and how you would manage a WCB Travel claim where your employee was injured. This article will tell you what kinds of details could lead to the acceptance or denial of a WCB/WSIB/Worksafe Travel claim.
If you’ve ever wondered how a car accident to one of your workers impacts your account, or how to appeal a travel claim. This and many more frequently asked questions can be found in this article.
When is a WCB claim accepted when travelling to and from work?
You have a worker that’s come in to work and told you they were involved in an accident while working. What do you do in this situation? Is this a WCB claim? How do you know?
The video will discuss what things to consider and watch out for when a worker or employee states that they got injured while travelling to work. The documents in this module will give even more detail as to what you should do as a company or employer to protect yourself from this WCB claim.
Are travel claims accepted by WCB/WSIB/Worksafe?
The answer here is “yes” if it meets the appropriate criteria. Some of the things to consider I talk about in the video. Because this topic is quite broad, there is another video in the members area of WCBconsulting.ca that you can sign up for on how to protect yourself or manage a WCB claim.
This video will also help you in identifying information that you could use to appeal a WCB claim.
How does a travel claim impact my account?
A claim that results from a worker travelling for work will impact your account in the same way any other accident or WCB claim will. Depending on the province you’re working in, there are variances to this, but the short answer is it will affect you the same if it meets the proper policy.
What Will Affect a WCB Travel Claim Getting Accepted or Denied?
The video will touch on a few things to consider. It’s important that you note these things and how WCB could interpret them based on WCB Policy because when you investigate what happened you’ll want to know these details.
You also want to be aware of common terms and their definition. For example: regular commuting as it relates to WCB or routine commuting as it relates to WCB.
The video goes into more detail as to what WCB considers routine commuting. This is important because it will impact the acceptance of a WCB claim.
Another thing to consider is: Was the worker in the course of employment at the time of the accident?
How do you know? How would you interpret this?
How would WCB interpret whether or not the worker was in the course of employment at the time of the accident? What factors go into answering this question? The video found here and other videos in the members area will help you answer this.
A key question to answer is: What was the purpose of the travel?
WCB/WSIB/Worksafe will want to know what the purpose for your employee or worker is travelling at the time of the accident. Was it for personal or company reasons? How do you know this? What evidence do you have to support this?
The video will discuss more on how you can follow this up and answer this question.
What 3 things do you need to consider on a travel claim relating to WCB?
At the end of the video, I provide you with the 3 questions you want to ask yourself and consider as it relates to a WCB claim. Make sure to take notes on this as it will act as a guide through the investigation process.
What to do if an accident occurs?
In the attached document for this module, you’ll find information, guides, and questions to help you when an accident occurs and get what you need to either appeal or manage the claim.
What else do I need to know?
In the members area we have other videos that talk about WCB and travel claims. You’ll also find entire courses on WCB claims management and WCB Appeals.
Regardless of the province you’re working in, the information provided in the members area is available to you with your annual subscription.
In addition, as a member, you’ll get instant access to any new content we come out with and place on our website in the members area.
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