COVID-19

Your health and safety is our number one priority. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, WSCC offices are closed to visitors. Visit our COVID-19 page for important service updates and to download Risk Assessments and Worksite Precaution Planning for COVID-19 for Employers.

Does an injured worker have to accept the suitable work?

If an injured worker refuses the suitable work, they need to give reasons why, which the WSCC will review and consider. If the WSCC disagrees with the injured worker and believes the work is suitable, the injured worker must return to work. If the worker still chooses not to accept the work, they risk suspension or termination of their benefits. If the WSCC agrees with the reasons the injured worker provides as to why the work is not suitable, the WSCC will help the employer identify alternative suitable work.