WCB Reminds Manitobans of their Right to Report Workplace Injuries

Jul 26, 2013 | Corporate Member News

Beginning at the end of July, the WCB is launching a new public awareness campaign that encourages workers and employers to report workplace injuries to the WCB.

Research has shown that awareness of the WCB and people’s likelihood of reporting workplace injuries varies greatly in our province. The groups most affected by lack of awareness of the WCB include young Manitobans, those not born in Canada and those who have never been injured and missed work.

The two-month-long campaign promotes information about reporting injuries and makes that information more accessible to all workers and employers, including those who speak English as an additional language.

The campaign features a simple, straightforward message reminding Manitobans of the benefits of reporting workplace injuries to the WCB. It encourages people to call the WCB’s claim reporting phone number when injured at work. The campaign also includes ads targeted at employers to remind them that employers must report all workplace injuries – it’s the law.

The campaign will be advertised on transit, radio, Facebook, in print and in doctors’ offices. It will feature short web videos that introduce the claim reporting process in English, French, Spanish, Tagalog and German as well as claim reporting brochures available in 16 languages. These resources, and more, will all be available on the WCB website, www.wcb.mb.ca, as of July 29.

Remember, REPORTING MATTERS. For benefits, improved safety and because it’s your right.

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