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.

If you need assistance with deciphering WorkSafeBC terminology, seek legal advice and call Gosal & Company