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WorkSafeBC (“WCB”) Top Tips

  1. Read each decision letter sent to you.  The standard appeal lines in a decision letter from WorkSafeBC states: “If you disagree with this decision, you can ask the Review Division to review it.  You must apply for a review within 90 days of the date of this decision.”  If your decision letter contains this line, there is likely a reason to appeal it!  Pay attention to the contents of the decision letter and the relevant appeal deadlines.
  1. Do not make assumptions regarding your WorkSafeBC case based on verbal communication with WorkSafeBC staff.  Your entitlement (regarding any temporary and/or permanent physical/psychological conditions accepted, etc.) should be set out in writing, in a decision letter, which can then be appealed. 
  1. Document all physical and psychological complaints with your attending physician.  If there is no continuity of documented complains, you will face significant difficulty raising such physical or psychological conditions later in the course of your claim.
  1. If you are unsure what to do or how to proceed with a Review Division or Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal appeal, seek timely legal advice.

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