Common Questions

I’ve been cut off workers' compensation benefits

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

  • Appealing a Workers' Compensation Decision, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, is a factsheet that outlines the two steps involved if you think the Workers' Compensation Board, now called WorkSafeBC, made a wrong decision in your case. The two steps are review and appeal.
  • Reviews and Appeals of WorkSafeBC Decisions: A Worker's Information Kit, from the Workers’ Advisers Office of the BC Ministry of Labour, is a detailed guide for injured workers and their representatives. It includes information on how you can request a review, what the review process is, and how you can appeal to WorkSafeBC.
  • Workers' Advisers Office Factsheets, from BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, offer a range of factsheets, from Reviews of WorkSafeBC Compensation or Rehabilitation Decisions, to Appeals to the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Some factsheets are also available in Chinese (traditional & simplified), and Punjabi.

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Last reviewed January 2015

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