While the nature of our work may put us at greater risk of contracting the virus, for example those treating someone with COVID-19. If you believed you are exposed or contracted the COVID-19 at work, this would require to make a report or a claim to WSIB.
OPSEU has developed a questionnaire designated for our members to self-document potential work exposures at the onset of suspected exposure for their personal records rather than relying on memory.This information would be cruicial for the entitlement to WSIB benefits should member subsequently be diagnosed with COVID-19 and require OPSEU representation. This is not something the member submit to WSIB, but rather a means to help the member document what they know for the purposes of the WSIB claim as there maybe delays in adjudication.
any claims received by the WSIB will need to be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the facts and circumstances.
· If you contracted COVID-19 while at work (you have a diagnosis or symptoms of COVID-19), you may file a claim to determine if you are eligible for WSIB coverage.
· If you believe you were exposed to COVID-19 while at work, but you are not ill at this time (you do not have a diagnosis or symptoms of COVID-19), please do not file a claim. Instead, you can file an exposure incident form through the WSIB Program for Exposure Incident Reporting (PEIR) program. This is a voluntary reporting program and you will be assigned an incident number. If you become ill in the future, we'll be able to process your claim faster. The WSIB will not adjudicate based on this form alone, this forms sole purpose is notification to WSIB that a worker feels there has been a potential risk of exposure. Members do not require a confirmed diagnosis for this form, only a suspected exposure at work. The WSIB has provided information on how and when to file claims related to file claims related to COVID-19.
To report an exposure, please complete and fax the appropriate form below to 1-888-313-7373 or call the WSIB at 1-800-387-0750, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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