February 15, 1994 - October 14, 1996
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.