WCB claims impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfire

If you are an employer whose modified work claims were impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfire, you may be eligible to have costs removed from your WCB experience record.

When modified work becomes unavailable during a state of emergency, WCB will support injured workers with wage loss payments. WCB recognizes that these added costs are beyond your control as an employer, and these claims can be reviewed to determine if any wage loss costs can be removed from your accident experience. Doing this has no impact on your injured worker’s benefits; it may however, help you reduce wage loss costs that could impact your experience rating.

If you have claims that you believe may be eligible for cost reallocation, please contact WCB-Alberta at 1-888-922-9221.