Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé ET de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)

Complex application

Tax filing not required

Workers who suffer an employment injury or develop an occupational disease may receive benefits, such as an indemnity, a reimbursement for certain expenses or an allowance.

All workers are covered by the CNESST except:

  • Self-employed workers (called "independent operators")
  • Domestics
  • Volunteers
  • Professional athletes
  • Persons hired by an individual to care for another person (a child, an invalid, a handicapped person, or an elderly person)

To claim for a work-related accident or occupational disease or condition follow these steps:

  1. Inform your employer.
  2. Consult a healthcare professional or physician.
  3. Fill out the Worker's Claim form, sign and fax or mail to your regional CNESST office and give a copy to your employer.
  4. File your claim within 6 months of the accident.
  5. Take any required medical exams.
  6. Inform your employer and the CNESST.

The worker’s claim process is described step by step by the CNESST.

Last updated: June 3, 2022