The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act requires employers to report all diseases that are caused by work.
Reporting a disease
When employers want to report a disease, they must use the following steps:
Step 1: Send the form
Employers must fill in the Employer’s Report of an Occupational Disease (W.Cl.1) within 14 after they find out about the disease.
They must send it to:
The Compensation Commissioner
PO Box 955
Step 2: Send follow-up information
Employers must also send in a:
- First Medical Report for an Occupational Disease (W.Cl.22);
- Claim for Compensation for an Occupational Disease (W.Cl.14);
- Progress Medical Reports (W.Cl.22) until the worker’s illness is stable;
- Final Medical Report of an Occupational Disease (W.Cl.26) once the worker is stable; and an
- Audiogram if the worker became deaf because of noise at the workplace.
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