If you recover from a workplace injury and return to work, and your initial injury causes further disability, you may reapply for benefits. To submit a recurrence claim:
- Tell your supervisor what happened, where it happened and the names of any witnesses. You should do this immediately and before you leave the worksite.
- Seek medical help and tell your doctor of the recurrence of your work-related injury. Your doctor will provide you with a copy of a completed Physician’s Report (Form MD).
- Bring a copy of this report to your employer so they can complete an Employer’s Report of Injury (Form 7).
- Submit a Worker’s Report of Injury (Form 6). A spouse, relative or friend can help you complete the form but you must sign the report. You can also submit your Report of Injury (Form 6) online through MyWorkplaceNL.
As with your initial work-related injury, we will review your Worker’s Report of injury (Form 6), Employer’s Report of Injury (Form 7) and Health Care Provider Form (MD, PR or 8/10c) and make a decision on your claim.
If you would like for us to discuss your claim with your spouse, family member or other representative (such as a friend or union representative), please complete section G of the Form 6 or the Authorized Representative Consent (Form 13).