WorkSafeNB is offering a new, improved way for employers to report injuries and illnesses and for workers to apply for benefits.

As part of its long-term plan to make the application for workers’ compensation benefits process faster and simpler, workers may have their own application and employers may have their own reporting process rather than a joint form. Only information relevant to each group is required, and they can each submit their information separately rather than at once.

This move is the first of many steps aimed at improving efficiency: More phases under this project will lead to further improving tools and processes to enable timelier decisions and provide faster access to treatment and benefits, resulting in better outcomes for workers and employers.

While this process is currently available and is the preferred method for most New Brunswick workers and employers, you may continue to use the Service New Brunswick reporting method with NO CHANGE to your process. You can continue to file the Form 67 – Report of Accident or Occupational Disease, electronically as usual.

Please visit worksafenb.ca or call 1 800 999-9775 to learn more about the new process.