Terms to be aware of in WorkSafeBC decision letters
- Your claim has been accepted for …
- No other condition (temporary or permanent) is accepted.
- No limitations or restrictions are accepted.
- It is not anticipated that any permanent impairment will result.
- Your file will not be referred to the Disability Awards department.
- Your “chronic pain” is accepted. Your file will be referred to the Disability Awards department for consideration of a chronic pain award. (This means that WorkSafeBC has quantified your disability as 2.5% out of 100% and that any and all objective signs of medical disability will be ignored.)
- You have been deemed fit to return to work without restrictions.
- Your condition has resolved.
- You have a significant pre-existing condition. No aggravation of your pre-existing condition is accepted.
- Your file has been reviewed by our Medical Adviser…I have accepted the Medical Adviser’s opinion…your claim is denied.
- There is no convincing evidence of….
The above are just a sample of terms that should set off alarm bells, as these terms indicate that WorkSafeBC is attempting to limit your compensation entitlement and limit the parameters of your claim.