Review by Hearing Officer

Review by Hearing Officer

Effective Dates

August 29, 2005 - November 21, 2005

Policy Code

GC-05-03

General Information

The Workers' Compensation Act gives the following individuals the right to request a Review by Hearing Officer, of a decision concerning a claim for compensation:

• a worker;
• a dependant of a deceased worker; and
• an employer.

2. A Hearing Officer appointed by the President conducts the review. The parties have the right to appeal that decision to the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal, which is an appeal body independent of the Board of Directors.

3. Where compensation has been suspended or reduced for reasons outlined in subsection 8(1) of the Act, the worker may appeal the decision directly to the Appeal Tribunal.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide a basic framework for the administration of the review process. The policy includes general information concerning reviews related to claims for compensation.

Appeals

October 16, 1990 - December 31, 1992 | #18 | Assessments

Reviews and Appeals

September 3, 2001 - August 29, 2005 | GC-05 | General and Corporate

Reviews and Appeals

October 19, 1999 - August 16, 2001 | GC-05 | General and Corporate

Reviews and Appeals

May 31, 1999 - October 19, 1999 | GC-05 | General and Corporate

Appeals

October 14, 1996 - May 31, 1999 | GC-05 | General and Corporate

Appeals

February 15, 1994 - October 14, 1996 | GC-05 | General and Corporate

Appeals

December 8, 1993 - February 15, 1994 | GC-05 | General and Corporate

Release of Claims Information to Employers

November 16, 1993 - June 30, 2008 | CL-44 | Claims

On any given claim, a number of key decisions are made concerning entitlement, benefits, medical treatment, fitness for employment and rehabilitation.

The Workers' Compensation Act recognizes that employers who have employees receiving compensat

Merits and Justice of the Case

February 16, 2004 - June 30, 2008 | CL-54 | Claims

Illiteracy

April 4, 2005 - June 30, 2008 | GC-04 | General and Corporate

Role of Appeal Panel Counsel

May 31, 1999 - May 31, 2008 | GC-05-01 | General and Corporate

Transition Policy - Amendments to the Workers' Compensation Act

April 25, 2005 - June 30, 2008 | PL-03 | Introduction