Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

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Policies

Policy GC-05 - Appeals

Effective Dates

December 9, 1993 to February 16, 1994

Series

General and Corporate

General Information

Under the Workers' Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act , workers and employers have the right to appeal decisions made by the board, whether it pertains to a claim, an assessment matter or an occupational health and safety matter.

There are three distinct processes for appeal: one for workers, dependants of deceased workers or employers appealing a claims decision, one for employers appealing assessment decisions, and one for workers or employers appealing occupational health and safety decisions. The purpose of all three appeal systems is the' same: to ensure that the decisions made by the board are fair, just and consistent with the legislation and policies under which they were made.

Appeals will be processed in a manner consistent with legislation, board policy and directives. Appellants shall be provided with the opportunity of making their position known to the board in a free and uninhibited manner.

The decision of the Appeal Panel is final.