Work accident or occupational disease
In the course of your work, you might have a work accident or develop an occupational disease. If this happens, do you know what to do? Do you know how to file a claim with the CNESST and what happens once you have filed your claim?
An occupational disease is characteristic of a type of work or directly related to the risks associated with that work.
Here’s what you have to do if you have a work accident.
Steps involved in processing a claim filed with the CNESST by a worker in the event of a work accident or occupational disease.
When a worker files a claim, the CNESST examines its admissibility based on various criteria.
Workers who have a work accident outside Québec may choose to be compensated by the CNESST or by another plan.
Workers who have an employment injury are entitled to rehabilitation services if they need them.
A relapse, recurrence or aggravation of an employment injury occurs when it reappears or worsens after it has consolidated.
Workers are protected when they return to work after an absence, an illness or an accident.