Workers

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Claims

If a worker tests positive for COVID-19 and believes they contracted it at work, they should contact their health care provider and ask them to complete a Physician’s Report (Form MD). The worker must give a copy of this report to their employer so they can complete an Employer’s Report of Injury (Form 7).

You are required to report workplace injuries or illnesses resulting in lost time or the requirement to seek medical treatment within three business days of being made aware of them. You can file your Employer’s Report of Injury (Form 7) through connect. Any claims submitted for COVID-19 will be reviewed and adjudicated on a case by case basis. 

FAQs

Does a worker need a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 to receive benefits?
Does WorkplaceNL cover workers during self-isolation or quarantine when they are not sick?
How is work-relatedness of COVID-19 claims determined?
How will WorkplaceNL determine if a COVID-19 claim is accepted?
My business has been affected by COVID-19. What does this mean for my workers with existing claims?
What if a worker already has a WCB claim?
When is a COVID-19 claim accepted?