A-3 - Workers’ Compensation Act

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22. (1)  Every employer shall, within the two working days after the happening of an accident by which a worker in his employ is disabled from earning full wages or which necessitates medical aid, notify the Commission in writing of the:
(a)  happening of the accident and nature of it;
(b)  time of its occurrence;
(c)  name in full and address of the worker;
(d)  place where the accident happened;
(e)  name and address of the physician or surgeon by whom the worker was or is attended for the injury.
Such employer shall furnish in addition such further details and particulars respecting any accident or claim to compensation as the Commission may require.
(2)  The employer must sign the notice duly filled in, remit a copy of it to the worker and enable him to take cognizance of its contents before signing it.
(3)  Every employer who does not comply with this section or who knowingly transmits or causes to be transmitted false information to the Commission is guilty of an offence and is bound in addition to any other penalty or liability which he may incur under this Act, to pay to the Commission, if so ordered by it, the amount of benefits awarded by the Commission in accordance with the evidence or information deemed sufficient.
R. S. 1964, c. 159, s. 21; 1978, c. 57, s. 1, s. 15.
22. (1)  Every employer shall, within the two working days after the happening of an accident by which a workman in his employ is disabled from earning full wages or which necessitates medical aid, notify the Commission in writing of the:
(a)  happening of the accident and nature of it;
(b)  time of its occurrence;
(c)  name in full and address of the workman;
(d)  place where the accident happened;
(e)  name and address of the physician or surgeon by whom the workman was or is attended for the injury.
Such employer shall furnish in addition such further details and particulars respecting any accident or claim to compensation as the Commission may require.
(2)  The notice shall be drawn up in the mother tongue of the injured person if that is English or French, and otherwise in whichever of such tongues he chooses. It shall not be signed by him unless all the blanks have been filled in and the employer shall give him a complete copy thereof.
(3)  Every employer who does not comply with this section or who knowingly transmits or causes to be transmitted false information to the Commission is guilty of an offence and liable, in addition to the costs, to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars and shall, in addition to any other penalty or liability which he may incur under this act, pay to the Commission, if so ordered by it, the amount of compensation and of the costs of medical aid awarded by the Commission in accordance with the evidence or information obtained by it in any manner.
R. S. 1964, c. 159, s. 21.