Return to Work Process

The following steps assist employers with getting an injured worker back to work.

RTW Process for Employers

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Step 1

First Aid/Medical Treatment:

  • Provide first aid/medical aid;
  • If needed, provide transportation to the nearest medical centre; and
  • Request that your worker provide a copy of the Functional Abilities form (on page 2 of First Medical Report) from the health care provider following their appointment. (If this is not provided, you can request this information from the WSCC).

Step 3

Communicate and Collaborate:

  • Contact the worker as soon as possible after the injury and maintain regular, frequent contact throughout their recovery;
  • Contact the WSCC regularly to share updates on the worker’s prognosis and suitable work options; and
  • If there is a job demands analysis or job description for the worker’s job and possible suitable work, provide it to the WSCC.
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Step 4

Identify Suitable Work/Create a RTW Plan:


Step 5


  • Check- in with the worker regularly;
  • Provide updates to the WSCC every two weeks; and
  • Communicate any progress, problems, or concerns with the WSCC.

Step 6

Return to Work Completion:

  • Worker fully recovers and returns to their pre-injury job; or
  • Worker reaches maximum recovery and requires permanent accommodation.