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 WSIB must receive an employer's complete accident report within three business days after the employer learns of the reporting obligation (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, for all accidents occurring on or after September 29, 2023.

Document history

This document replaces 11-02-01 dated October 12, 2004.

This document was previously published as:
02-03-02 dated February 20, 1991
02-03-02 dated July 1989.


Legislative authority

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


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