Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

File Your Claim

Click HERE to start filing your claim with WCB Online Services. This is the quickest way to start the claim process with the WCB.

You also have the option of filing your claim by completing the applicable Worker's Report: You can submit your fillable Worker's Report to the WCB by:


Workers Compensation Board
Worker Services
PO Box 757
14 Weymouth Street
Charlottetown PE C1A 7L7


A work-related injury or illness is considered to be one that:
  • Happens at work.
  • Requires medical treatment.
  • May or may not result in time off work.
When a work-related injury or illness happens, make sure you immediately get the medical attention you need. Soon after, report the injury to your employer and then to the WCB by filing your claim. If you have a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee or Safety Representative at work, you should also notify them of the incident.

To report an injury to the WCB, you must complete the Worker's Report. If you are unable to file your claim online, you can download the fillable form, you can get a printed copy from your employer or from the WCB.

Please note that a Worker's Report must be completed whether or not the injury or illness results in time off work.

When completing your Worker's Report:
  • Fill in the form with as much detail as possible.
  • Remember to sign the form. If you are submitting your form by email, you can type your name on the fillable form as your signature.
  • Please do not leave the original form with your employer. Submit the original Worker's Report directly to the WCB online, by email, mail, drop off or fax.
A signed Worker's Report is required to make a decision on your claim, and it must be received within six months from the date of accident. If you need assistance with your Worker's Report, we can help. Please contact us.

When visiting a health care provider for an assessment, be sure to tell them you were hurt at work. The WCB also requires information about your injury from your health care provider.

Sometimes when an injury occurs, it may initially seem minor, but there may be complications that develop at a later date. Proactively filing a Worker’s Report makes sure that there is a record of the incident in case there is a need for further treatment and medical care later on.

Filing a Worker's Report also contributes to a culture of workplace safety. It allows the WCB to track the types of work-related incidents that occur.

Request for a Claim to be Re-Opened

A worker may also request that a claim be reopened based on ongoing symptoms or a return of symptoms from a work-related injury. If you are having ongoing issues related to a previous work-related injury, or if you would like to request a claim be re-opened, please contact us.

If you are requesting a claim be re-opened, you must inform your employer that you are doing so, and you must seek further medical attention. A decision to re-open a claim or not will rely on medical evidence supporting the relationship between the previous injury and the current symptoms.

More information about reporting an injury is available in the WCB's Information for Workers Filing a Claim, Information for Workers booklet and claims policies.

If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact us.