Reviews and Appeals

Reviews and Appeals

Effective Dates

September 3, 2001 - August 29, 2005

Policy Code

GC-05

General Information

1. The Workers' Compensation Act gives the following individuals the right to request a review by a Hearing Officer of a decision made concerning a claim for compensation:
• a worker;
• a worker's representative;
• a dependant of a deceased worker; and
• a worker's employer.

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

3. Where compensation has been suspended or reduced for reasons outlined in section 7(1) of the Act, the worker may bypass the Hearing Officer and appeal the decision directly to the Appeal Tribunal.

4. The Workers' Compensation Act gives employers the right to appeal decisions relating to assessments to an Appeal Panel composed of members of the Board.

5. Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, workers, employers or trade unions representing workers may appeal the following occupational health and safety matters to an Appeal Panel of the Board:
• decisions;
• orders;
• refusals to give orders; and
• administrative penalties.

6. Parties may also apply to an Appeal Panel to determine if a right of action is removed as per section 41(5) of the Workers' Compensation Act.

Reviews and Appeals

October 19, 1999 - August 16, 2001 | 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

Illiteracy

November 16, 1993 - April 4, 2005 | GC-04 | General and Corporate

Role of Appeal Panel Counsel

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

Procedure on a Review Hearing

April 9, 2001 - August 26, 2002 | GC-05-03 | General and Corporate

Transitional Clause

March 6, 1995 - April 25, 2005 | GC-09 | General and Corporate