How can a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Help You
The workers’ comp lawyers at Gosal and Company specialize in providing legal advice for workers’ compensation claims. Our law firm and our workers’ comp lawyers assist workers who have been injured on the job receive workers’ compensation benefits for their job injury. Our workers’ comp lawyers have cumulatively worked on over 4,500 workers’ comp claims and successfully assisted workers that have been injured on the job receive the compensation they deserve.
Our law firm represents injured workers and provides legal advice for workers’ comp claims. Our workers’ comp attorneys do not act for employers or practice other areas of law. If you have been injured on the job, file your workers’ compensation claim and seek legal advice from our workers’ comp lawyers.
Sarj Gosal and our workers’ comp lawyers represent injured workers and assist with compensation benefits as WCB/WorkSafeBC’s goal is to minimize the number of workplace injuries accepted and the nature and extent of your compensation entitlement.
Our workers’ comp attorneys have many years of experience in workers’ comp claim management can assist with Review Division appeals, Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (“WCAT”) appeals, which can lead to the compensation you deserve.
Meet our Workers’ Comp Lawyers
Many injured workers retain our legal services when they are exhausted with dealing with their workers’ comp claims, the WCB/WorkSafeBC claim system, and/or demands made by WCB employees. Our workers’ comp attorneys also are retained to represent clients as soon as worker has been injured on the job. Unfortunately, many injured workers contact our workers’ compensation attorneys after their avenues of appeals for their WorkSafeBC/WCB case have been exhausted and, at times, after their claim is denied. It is advised that you promptly look into hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible after a work injury occurs and a workers’ compensation claim has been processed.
Mr. Sarj Gosal has successfully represented injured workers and has extensive experience dealing with workers’ compensation claims and appeals. Mr. Gosal is a workers’ comp attorney who has been qualified as an expert in regarding workers’ comp matters in the British Columbia Supreme Court.
Ms. Kali Larsen is a workers’ comp attorney who specializes in WorkSafeBC claims and appals. She has represented many injured workers at the Workers’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
Ms. Kate Elperin is a workers’ comp lawyer who specializes in workers’ comp claims and appeals. She has represented many injured workers at the Workers’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
Ms. Manbeen Saini is a workers’ comp lawyer who specializes in workers’ comp claims and appeals. She has represented many injured workers at the Workers’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
Ms. Michelle Bissenden is a workers’ comp lawyer who specializes in workers’ comp claims and appeals. She has represented hundreds of injured workers at the Worker’’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
How Does Workers’ Compensation Work in BC
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 your work injury and file a claim with WorkSafeBC (WCB), 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 for workers’ compensation benefits. 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 workers’ compensation benefits, 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 request a review (appeal) of a Board decision to the Review Division.
Once your workers’ compensation claim is at the Review Division, our workers’ comp attorneys 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 or vary the Board’s 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.
Call for a Free Consultation with a Workers Comp Lawyer
If you have a workers’ compensation claim resulting from a work injury, it is important to look into hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer. Our workers’ comp lawyers will provide you with free legal advice in a consultation appointment, and will provide you with further information on the next steps if your claim is denied and can assist with helping you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact our workers’ comp lawyers today:
Telephone: (604) 591-8187
Fax: (604) 591-8126