How many injured workers do not file claims for workers’ compensation benefits?

Anecdotal evidence suggests that some injured workers do not file for workers’ compensation claims. This article provides evidence of this under-reporting, based on a national survey of Canadian workers. Forty percent of workers who had experienced an injury elibible for workers’ compensation had not filed a claim. Policy makers therefore need to do more to ensure that all relevant parties are aware of their obligations to report work injuries.