Who can claim benefits under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA)
Workers or their dependents can submit a claim for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits if the worker suffers an injury, disease or death that arose out of and in the course of employment, and the following three conditions are met:
- the worker’s employer is subject to compulsory coverage under the WSIA
- the individual is considered to be a worker under the WSIA, and
- the injury happened in Ontario, or the criteria specified in ss. 18-20 of the WSIA are met if the injury happened outside of Ontario.