All workers are covered by the CNESST except:
- Self-employed workers (called "independent operators")
- Domestics who do not work for the same individual at least:
- 420 hours over a period of 1 year (12 months)
- 30 hours a week over a period of 7 consecutive weeks
- Professional athletes
- Persons hired by an individual to care for another person (a child, an invalid, a handicapped person, or an elderly person)
This list has all workers not covered under CNESST.
Statement of disability
A certificate signed by a medical practitioner, learning disability assessment, document of federal or provincial disability assistance receipt.
For a work related accident:
- Inform your employer.
- Consult a healthcare professional or physician.
- Fill out the Worker's Claim form, sign and fax or mail to your regional CNESST office and give a copy to your employer.
- File your claim within 6 months of the accident.
- Take any required medical exams.
- Inform your employer and the CNESST.
The worker’s claim process is described step by step by the CNESST.
For an occupational disease:
- See a healthcare professional or physician.
- Inform your employer as soon as possible and submit the medical certificate.
- Fill out the worker's claim and the appendix related to your medical situation.
Note that you must send in your claim within 6 months from the date you were diagnosed by your healthcare professional or the date when you realize the connection between your disease and your work.