Our Lawyers Will Help You Fight Against WCB
The lawyers at Gosal and Company specialize in providing legal services for injured workers in navigating workers compensation law. Our law firm and compensation lawyers have successfully represented injured workers for over 29 years with their WorkSafe/BC claims. Our law firm has cumulatively worked on over 4,500 WCB cases and successfully represented injured workers at the Review Division and at the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.
Our law firm represents and provide legal services to injured workers navigating the appeals process for their WorkSafeBC/WCB claims. Our compensation lawyers do not act for employers or practice other areas of law. If you have suffered a workplace accident, report your work injury to WorkSafeBC and then contact Gosal & Company.
Why Choose Our Lawyers to Fight Against WCB
Our law firm will assist injured workers navigate the often harrowing WCB/WorkSafeBC appeals process, from the date an workplace injury occurs through the course of medical treatment as well as the complexities of dealing with WCB, the Review Division and Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.
After over 29 years of experience of providing legal services for injured workers, Gosal and Company has found that WorkSafeBC/WCB’s goal is to minimize the number of work injury claims accepted, as well as minimize the medical treatment required and the duration and amount of disability awards.
Many injured workers retain our legal services when they are exhausted with dealing with their claims and appeals. Our lawyers assist in workers’ compensation legal matters as soon as a workplace accident occurs and a WCB claim has been filed. Unfortunately, many injured workers contact our law firm after their avenues of appeals for their WCB case have been exhausted. We advise you to promptly seek Gosal and Company’s legal services as soon as possible after a workplace accident occurs and a WCB claim has been processed.
Lawyers Against WCB – How it Works
As you cannot sue your employer, your first step to pursuing a workers’ compensation claim is to file a WorkSafeBC/WCB case for your work injury as soon as possible.
Once you report you work injury and file a claim with WorkSafeBC, the Board will evaluate the claim and will make the initial decision. It is important to note that WCB will aim to deny a worker’s claim and minimize an injured worker’s disability award and compensation. You should expect communication with various decision makers from the Board at this stage. WorkSafeBC/WCB employees will decide which, if any, medical conditions that resulted from your work injury will be accepted under your WCB claim, and what amount of disability award, if any, you could be entitled to. If you are found entitled to assistance in returning to work, your file may be referred to Vocational Rehabilitation Services and may result in a return-to-work plan.
Our law firm’s compensation lawyers can provide legal assistance to appeal a Board decision to the Review Division.
Once your WorkSafeBC/WCB claim is at the Review Division, you will have the opportunity to prepare and submit a written submission in support of your appeal. A Review Officer will be assigned to review the decision which was appealed, the written submission, and relevant WCB claim law and policy. Following that, the Review Officer will evaluate to either confirm the Board’s decision, make changes to the Board’s decision (vary), or return your claim back to the Board for further investigation and a new decision.
As the Review Division is a part of WCB, only an internal review is conducted, which results in the denial of many appeals at this stage. Most appeals will need to proceed to the next level of appeal – Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (“WCAT”).
The Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal is the final level of appeal and decisions are made by a one-person Panel or Vice Chair. The Panel may allow, partially allow, or deny your appeal. The Panel may also return your file back to the Board for further investigation and a new decision for your WCB Claim.
WCAT appeals are conducted in one of two ways. Our compensation lawyers can either provide a written submission or represent clients in oral hearings. Our workers comp lawyers advise you not to attempt self-representation without supportive evidence at this final level of appeal. You will need professional, experienced and capable workplace injury compensation lawyers.
Meet Our Experienced WCB Lawyers
Mr. Sarj Gosal, has successfully represented injured workers and has extensive experience dealing with workers’ compensation claims and appeals. Mr. Gosal has been qualified as an expert in the legal matters of WorkSafeBC/WCB claims at the British Columbia Supreme Court.
Ms. Kali Larsen is a WorkSafeBC/WCB claims lawyer who specializes in WorkSafeBC claims and appeals. She has represented many injured workers at the Workers’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
Ms. Kate Elperin is a workers’ compensation lawyer who specializes in workers’ compensation law claims and appeals. She has represented many injured workers at the Workers’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
Ms. Manbeen Saini is a workers’ compensation lawyer who specializes in WorkSafeBC claims and appeals. She has represented many injured workers at the Workers’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
Ms. Michelle Bissenden is a workers’ compensation lawyer who specializes in WorkSafeBC/WCB claims and appeals. She has represented hundreds of injured workers at the Workers’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
Contact our lawyers today for a free telephone consultation:
Telephone: (604) 591-8187
Fax: (604) 591-8126