Burial Expenses


If a worker dies from a work-related injury or disease, the WSIB pays all expenses reasonably connected to burial or cremation, subject to the minimum stipulated in the Act (see 18-01-02, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents from 1998).

The WSIB also pays the actual travel cost when a worker’s body must be transported a considerable distance from the place of death to the worker’s usual place of residence, or to the residence of the worker’s immediate family, for burial or cremation.

Document History

This document replaces 20-03-02 dated February 20, 2004.

This document was previously published as:
20-03-02 dated April 6, 2001
20-03-02 dated June 15, 1999
13.2* dated January 1, 1998
06-01-06* dated March 4, 1997.

* These documents were replaced by 20-03-02 dated June 15, 1999.


Legislative Authority

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as amended
Section 48(22)


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