What constitutes a workplace accident?

Key factors determine whether an injured or sick worker is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits
By Sylvie Guilbert, Carissa Tanzola and Lisa Bolton
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/05/2011

Every jurisdiction in Canada has a workers’ compensation system that provides benefits and services to workers who sustain a workplace injury or occupational illness. However, in order to be eligible for these benefits, the injury or illness must be related to the job.