Fact sheets

This series of fact sheets provides information for workers on a variety of topics.

Accountability

Appeals

Claims and benefits

Coverage

  • Understanding the cause of your injury or illness
    How WCB determines the work relatedness of your injury and compensation coverage.
  • Bullying/harassment in the workplace
    Every Alberta worker is entitled to a harassment free workplace. If you are experiencing bullying or harassment at work, we want to help support you. This fact sheet offers information about when and how WCB-Alberta can help.
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  • Contact with blood and other bodily fluids
    Learn about the risks of exposure to blood and other bodily fluids and what to do if this happens to you at work.
  • COVID-19
    You may be covered if you contract COVID-19 while at work. This fact sheet explains workers’ compensation coverage and reporting if you contract the novel coronavirus while on the job.
  • COVID-19 vaccine reactions
    Understand when an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine can be accepted by WCB as work-related. .
  • Employer-provided premises
    If you've hurt yourself on your employer's premises and you aren't sure if your activity was related to your work, these scenarios will help you understand the factors we consider to decide entitlement.
  • Employer-provided transportation
    In some circumstances, if you're injured during your commute you could be covered. Learn about the factors considered to determine workers’ compensation coverage in several different situations.
  • Firefighters with cancer
    If you are (or have been) a firefighter and have developed a primary site cancer, the cancer may be presumed to be work-related and you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
  • Good samaritan acts
    Learn what a good samaritan act is and when it would be covered by WCB.
  • Injured workers pursuing medically assisted death
    If your compensable condition qualifies you for medically assisted death, we will accept the medically assisted death as a work-related fatality and provide benefits and services to surviving dependents.
  • Interprovincial transportation
    WCB Alberta has an agreement with Canada’s provincial and territorial workers’ compensation authorities for workers and employers whose business take them into more than one jurisdiction. WCBs across Canada have simplified the registration and premium payment process for workers in specified transportation industries.
  • Out-of-province accidents
    Learn what to do if you are injured in another Canadian province or territory outside of Alberta.
  • Presumptive coverage for traumatic psychological injuries
    If you are a first responder, emergency dispatcher or correctional officer and had a traumatic work-related incident resulting in a psychological injury, you may be entitled to presumptive coverage.
  • Psychological injuries as a result of stressors that occurred over time at work (chronic onset)
    Experiencing excessive and unusual stressors occurring over time or one stressor that lasts for a long time at work, can result in a psychological injury or stress that can be personally devastating. A claim for a psychological injury can be accepted when the condition develops as a result of an emotional reaction to these stressors.
  • Psychological injuries as a result of traumatic event(s) at work
    When you experience traumatic event(s) at work, this can result in a psychological injury or stress that can be personally devastating and require treatment to resolve. A claim for a psychological injury can be accepted when you develop a confirmed psychological injury after experiencing a traumatic event(s) at work.
  • Student coverage
    Learn about workers' compensation coverage for students in college or university.
  • Telecommuting
    In some circumstances, telecommuting workers may be covered by workers' compensation insurance.
  • Temporary foreign workers
    Learn about workers' compensation coverage for temporary foreign workers.
  • Psychological injuries - Frequently asked questions
    Answers to questions about psychological injuries, diagnosis and the process for accepting these types of claims.

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