No Lost Time


A work-related injury that does not result in lost time from work must still be reported by the employer and adjudicated by the WSIB.


A "no lost time" claim results from a work-related injury where no time is lost from work, other than on the day of accident, but where health care is required. The health care costs resulting from the injury are paid by the WSIB.

The employer is responsible for reporting a claim within 7 working days of learning of the injury, even if no time is lost from work, or no loss of earnings is involved (see 15-01-02, Employers' Initial Accident-Reporting Obligations).

If a no lost time claim is allowed, and later the injury necessitates time off work, the claim becomes a "lost time" claim (see 11-02-02, Lost Time Claims).

Application date

This policy applies to all decisions made on or after July 1, 1989, for all accidents.

Document History

This document replaces 02-03-02 dated February 20, 1991.

This document was previously published as:

02-03-02 dated July 1989.


Legislative Authority

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as amended
Section 21

Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended
Section 133


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