Fact sheets

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


Claims and benefits


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    PTSD is a serious psychological injury that can have debilitating impacts. This fact sheet offers information about filing a PTSD claim and the presumptive coverage provided to first responders.
  • Student coverage
    Learn about workers' compensation coverage for students in college or university.
  • Temporary foreign workers
    Learn about workers' compensation coverage for temporary foreign workers.

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