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I’ve been cut off workers' compensation benefits

Last reviewed January 2023 by the Clicklaw Editors

Workers' compensation is a government program that pays benefits for workplace injuries. The resources below explain what to do if you think that WorkSafeBC makes the wrong decision in your case, or if you don't understand the decision.

  • Appealing a Workers' Compensation Decision, from People's Law School, is a factsheet that outlines the two steps involved if you think WorkSafeBC made a wrong decision in your case. The two steps are review and appeal.
  • Workers' Advisers Office Factsheets, from BC government, offer a range of factsheets, from Reviews of WorkSafeBC Decisions, to Appeals to the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Some factsheets are also available in Chinese (traditional & simplified), and Punjabi.

Need more help?

  • If you are a member of a trade union, you may be able to ask them for help with your review case. 
  • Workers' Advisers, from BC government, can give you advice and help. A Workers’ Adviser may also be able to represent you.
  • Having a lawyer is not required for a review. If you would like one, contact Lawyer Referral Service from Access Pro Bono. They offer a free, brief initial consultation with a lawyer to determine your legal needs. If you would like further help from your lawyer, you can retain them at an agreeable rate of charge.. Whether you win or lose your review case, WorkSafeBC policy is not to pay legal fees.
  • Find more help near you on Clicklaw HelpMap.

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