Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that protects employers and workers against the result of work injuries. The system has brought stability to the Saskatchewan workplace for the past 80 years, providing coverage at a competitive cost and protecting workers and employers against the risks and uncertainties of litigation.
Saskatchewan’s Workers’ Compensation Board is an independent body created by provincial legislation, the Workers’ Compensation Act 1979, General Regulations, and Exclusion Regulations to administer a compensation system on behalf of workers and employers. The WCB is financially independent of government and special-interest groups.
In cases of injury or death arising out of, and in the course of, employment, we provide financial protection, medical benefits and rehabilitation services to injured workers and their dependents. To cover the cost of the system, the WCB collects assessment premiums from employers and makes appropriate payments from a common fund. To be effective, the compensation system requires cooperative partnerships among workers, employers, health care providers and WCB administrators.