How do I check my WorkSafeBC coverage?

For more information, contact the WorkSafeBC Clearance Letter Service Centre: 604 244 6380 or toll free: 1 888 922 2768.

How do I contact WorkSafeBC?

Claims Call Centre

  1. Phone: 604.231.8888 (Lower Mainland) Toll-free: 1.888.967.5377 (Canada)
  2. Fax: 604.233.9777 (Lower Mainland)
  3. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  4. Mail: PO Box 4700 Stn Terminal, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1J1.
  5. Phone: 1.888.967.5377.
  6. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How does WCB work in BC for employers?

The workers’ compensation system is funded by premiums paid by employers. These premiums pay for the costs associated with work-related injuries and diseases, including healthcare, wage loss, rehabilitation, and administration. Learn more about the benefits of coverage and how to report payroll and pay premiums.

Who is covered by Worksafe BC?

Every worker in BC is automatically covered for any work-related injury, illness, or disease. When workers suffer work-related injuries, illnesses, or diseases, we offer benefits and services that include compensation and support for their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work.

Who is covered under Worksafe BC?

All employers are legally required to have WorkSafeBC coverage unless the employer is exempt. An employer is a person or firm that hires workers or unregistered subcontractors and an employer can be a self-employed proprietor, partnership, corporation, society, or any other type of legal entity.

What is a WorkSafeBC clearance letter?

A clearance letter indicates if a contractor has their own coverage or would need to be covered as your worker. If the contractor has their own coverage, the letter clears you of responsibility by notifying you if the contractor has paid their WCB premiums.

How do I report someone on Worksafe BC?

Toll-free: 1-888-621-7233.

Is WorkSafeBC a government agency?

WSBC is an independent provincial agency with three main mandates: compensation, prevention and insuring employers.

Are volunteers covered by WorkSafeBC?

The WorkSafeBC Assessment Manual states that “volunteers or other persons not receiving payment for their services are generally not workers.” The concern for employers to consider is that if an individual is a volunteer and not a “worker” under the WCA, the individual retains the right to sue the employer for any …

How much does WCB cost in BC?

WorkSafeBC announces that the average base premium rate for 2021 is 1.55% of employers’ assessable payroll, which has been maintained at the same level since 2018.