What is a Workplace Injury Lawyer?
The personal injury lawyers at Gosal and Company specialize in providing legal services for WorkSafeBC/WCB claims. Our law firm and our personal injury lawyers have provided legal advice to over 4,500 injured workers and have successfully represented workers in obtaining claim compensation including, chronic pain awards, wage loss benefits, and disability awards for their WorkSafeBC claims. The personal injury lawyers at Gosal & Company will assist you with appealing decisions within the 30- and 90-day deadlines.
Our personal injury lawyers provide legal advice for injured workers going through the Workers’ Compensation Board, the Review Division, and Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal process. Our compensation lawyers do not act for employers or practice other areas of law. If you have suffered a workplace injury, report your injury to WorkSafeBC to start your Workers’ Compensation Board claim.
About Our Workplace Injury Lawyers in BC
Our law firm represents injured workers and provides legal services for WCB/WorkSafeBC cases. 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 to start your workers compensation claim as soon as possible.
Sarj Gosal and our workplace injury lawyers represent our clients and assist injured workers in their return to work, to obtain claim compensation, and receive long term disability benefits. Our law firm’s many years of experience in WCB claim management can assist with Review Division appeals and Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal appeals, which can lead to long term disability benefits which include but are not limited to, wage loss benefits and vocational rehabilitation benefits. Our personal injury lawyers can provide guidance to injured workers on what to do when a workplace accident occurs.
What Can a Workplace Injury Lawyer Do?
As you cannot sue your employer, your first step to pursuing a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB/WorkSafeBC).
Once you report your workplace injury and file a WCB claim, the Workers’ Compensation Board in BC makes the initial decision on a worker’s claim and aims to deny or limit benefits. You should expect communication with various decision makers from the Board at this stage. Workers’ Compensation Board employees will decide which, if any medical conditions that resulted from your workplace accident will be accepted under your WCB claim, and what, if any, claims compensation you are entitled to. If you disagree with these decisions, our personal injury lawyers can assist with requesting a review for your decisions within the 90 day deadline.
Once your WCB claim is at the Review Division, our workplace injury lawyers 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 may 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. Our law firm will assist with appealing the Review Division decisions within the 30-day deadline.
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 Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB/WorkSafeBC) for further investigation and a new decision for your workplace injury claim.
WCAT appeals are conducted in one of two ways. Our personal injury lawyers can either provide a written submission or represent clients in oral hearings. Our law firm’s lawyers strongly 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 lawyers.
Meet Our Workplace Injury Lawyers in BC
Mr. Sarj Gosal has successfully represented injured workers and has extensive experience dealing with workers compensation claims and appeals. Mr. Gosal is a workplace injury lawyer who has been qualified as an expert in regarding workers comp matters in the British Columbia Supreme Court.
Ms. Kali Larsen is a personal injury lawyer who specializes in WorkSafeBC claims and appals. She has represented many injured workers at the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.
Ms. Kate Elperin is a workplace injury 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 personal injury 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 workplace injury who specializes in workers comp claims and appeals. She has represented hundreds of injured workers at the Workers’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
Contact our workplace lawyers in BC, today:
Telephone: (604) 591-8187
Fax: (604) 591-8126