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Compensation for bodily injury

The CNESST pays compensation for bodily injury to workers who have suffered a permanent physical or psychological impairment as a result of an employment injury.

To pay compensation, the CNESST takes into account:

  • the worker’s permanent physical and psychological impairment, that is, the severity of their disability, calculated as a percentage
  • disfigurement
  • pain and loss of enjoyment of life

Claim for compensation

As a worker, to be entitled to compensation for bodily injury, you must file a formal claim by completing the Worker's claim form within 6 months of your employment injury. The CNESST will analyze the eligibility of your claim.

Calculation of compensation for bodily injury

In most cases, the amount of compensation for bodily injury is equal to the product of the percentage of the permanent physical or mental impairment multiplied by the amount provided for in annexe II de la Loi sur les accidents du travail et les maladies professionnelles at the time of the employment injury based on the worker's age at that time.

The amounts used to calculate compensation for bodily injury are revalorized on January 1 of each year.

Example 

In 2020, Marco, 34, injured his back. The attending physician estimated Marco's permanent impairment to be 2.2%. According to the 2020 compensation table, Marco's insurable amount is $93 517.  

Calculation: 2.2% (permanent impairment) x $93 517 (amount corresponding to the worker's age) = $2 057.37 

Marco's compensation for bodily injury will be $2 057.37. 

The minimum amount of compensation for bodily injury is $1 126.00.

Compensation 2020
Age Amount Age Amount Age Amount
18 years or under $112 699 34 $93 517 50 $74 336
19 $111 501 35 $92 315 51 $73 139
20 $110 302 36 $91 120 52 $71 934
21 $109 103 37 $89 920 53 $70 735
22 $107 902 38 $88 725 54 $69 536
23 $106 707 39 $87 523 55 $68 339
24 $105 508 40 $86 329 56 $67 138
25 $104 309 41 $85 124 57 $65 942
26 $103 112 42 $83 926 58 $64 741
27 $101 913 43 $82 729 59 $63 544
28 $100 714 44 $81 530 60 $62 346
29 $99 514 45 $80 328 61 $61 142
30 $98 313 46 $79 127 62 $59 946
31 $97 112 47 $78 334 63 $58 747
32 $95 914 48 $76 738 64 $57 548
33 $94 717 49 $75 537 65 or more $56 352
Compensation 2019
Compensation 2019
Age Amount Age Amount Age Amount
18 years or less $110 598 34 $91 773 50 $72 950
19 $109 422 35 $90 594 51 $71 775
20 $108 245 36 $89 421 52 $70 593
21 $107 069 37 $88 243 53 $69 416
22 $105 890 38 $87 071 54 $68 239
23 $104 717 39 $85 891 55 $67 065
24 $103 541 40 $84 719 56 $65 886
25 $105 364 41 $83 537 57 $64 712
26 $101 189 42 $82 361 58 $63 534
27 $100 013 43 $81 186 59 $62 359
28 $98 836 44 $80 010 60 $61 184
29 $97 658 45 $78 830 61 $60 002
30 $96 480 46 $77 652 62 $58 828
31 $95 301 47 $76 873 63 $57 652
32 $94 126 48 $75 307 64 $56 475
33 $92 951 49 $74 129 65 or more $56 301
Compensation 2018
Compensation 2018
Age Amount Age Amount Age Amount
18 years or less $108 111 34 $89 710 50 $71 310
19 $106 962 35 $88 557 51 $70 161
20 $105 811 36 $87 411 52 $69 006
21 $104 662 37 $86 259 53 $67 855
22 $103 509 38 $85 113 54 $66 705
23 $102 363 39 $83 960 55 $65 557
24 $101 213 40 $82 814 56 $64 405
25 $100 063 41 $81 659 57 $63 257
26 $98 914 42 $80 509 58 $62 106
27 $97 764 43 $79 361 59 $60 957
28 $96 614 44 $78 211 60 $59 808
29 $95 462 45 $77 058 61 $58 653
30 $94 311 46 $75 906 62 $57 505
31 $93 158 47 $75 145 63 $56 356
32 $92 010 48 $73 614 64 $55 205
33 $90 861 49 $72 462 65 or more $54 058
Compensation 2017
Compensation 2017
Age Amount Age Amount Age Amount
18 years or less $106 513 34 $88 384 50 $70 256
19 $105 381 35 $87 248 51 $69 124
20 $104 247 36 $86 119 52 $67 986
21 $103 115 37 $84 984 53 $66 852
22 $101 979 38 $83 855 54 $65 719
23 $100 850 39 $82 719 55 $64 588
24 $99 717 40 $81 590 56 $63 453
25 $98 584 41 $80 452 57 $62 322
26 $97 452 42 $79 319 58 $61 188
27 $96 319 43 $78 188 59 $60 056
28 $95 186 44 $77 055 60 $58 924
29 $94 051 45 $75 919 61 $57 786
30 $92 917 46 $74 784 62 $56 655
31 $91 781 47 $74 034 63 $55 523
32 $90 650 48 $72 526 64 $54 389
33 $89 518 49 $71 391 65 or more $53 259
Compensation 2016
Compensation 2016
Age Amount  Age Amount  Age Amount 
18 years or less $105 042 34 $87 164 50 $69 286
19 $103 926 35 $86 043 51 $68 170
20 $102 808 36 $84 930 52 $67 047
21 $101 691 37 $83 811 53 $65 929
22 $100 571 38 $82 697 54 $64 812
23 $99 458 39 $81 577 55 $63 696
24 $98 340 40 $80 464 56 $62 577
25 $97 223 41 $79 341 57 $61 462
26 $96 107 42 $78 224 58 $60 343
27 $94 989 43 $77 108 59 $59 227
28 $93 872 44 $75 991 60 $58 110
29 $92 752 45 $74 871 61 $56 988
30 $91 634 46 $73 751 62 $55 873
31 $90 514 47 $73 012 63 $54 756
32 $89 398 48 $71 525 64 $53 638
33 $88 282 49 $70 405 65 or more $52 524
Compensation 2015
Compensation 2015
Age Amount  Age Amount  Age Amount 
18 years or less $103 796 34 $86 130 50 $68 464
19 $102 694 35 $85 023 51 $67 362
20 $101 589 36 $83 923 52 $66 252
21 $100 485 37 $82 817 53 $65 147
22 $99 378 38 $81 716 54 $64 043
23 $98 279 39 $80 610 55 $62 941
24 $97 174 40 $79 510 56 $61 835
25 $96 070 41 $78 400 57 $60 733
26 $94 967 42 $77 296 58 $59 627
27 $93 863 43 $76 194 59 $58 525
28 $92 759 44 $75 090 60 $57 421
29 $91 652 45 $73 983 61 $56 312
30 $90 547 46 $72 876 62 $55 210
31 $89 441 47 $72 146 63 $54 107
32 $88 338 48 $70 677 64 $53 002
33 $87 235 49 $69 570 65 or more $51 901

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