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WorkSafeBC is moving claim file disclosure online

Starting on October 2, 2017 WorkSafeBC will no longer send claim file disclosure on CDs to workers and employers participating in WCAT appeals. Instead, WorkSafeBC will make a digital disclosure package available for download through the WorkSafeBC secure web portal. WorkSafeBC will send an email to parties telling them when the digital disclosure package is available for download. It will be your responsibility to log in to your WorkSafeBC online account and download the disclosure package. If you haven't set up a WorkSafeBC online account, you can do so on the WorkSafeBC website at https://www.worksafebc.com/en/claims/manage-claim/view-claim-information.

Other evidence, such as photographs, video recordings and/or audio recordings will be on DVD and sent to you from WorkSafeBC by Canada Post. You will receive this delivery within two weeks after receiving the email from WorkSafeBC telling you the digital disclosure package is available for download.

You can get more information about digital disclosure by visiting WorkSafeBC's website. WorkSafeBC will still send disclosure on paper to workers who do not have access to email or the ability to download the digital package.

WCAT's notice of appeal and notice of participation forms now include space for your email address. We will give your email address to WorkSafeBC so that they can let you know when the digital disclosure package is ready. WCAT will not use your email for any other purpose. WCAT is working with WorkSafeBC to make sure appeal parties continue to receive timely and complete disclosure in WCAT appeals.

(Posted 2017/09/18)
2017 Amendment to WCAT’s Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure (MRPP)

After a period of public consultation, item 6.6.7 of the WCAT’s Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure (MRPP) has been amended. The amendments are effective, March 30, 2017. The purpose of the revision is to clarify the role of Workers’ Compensation Board (Board) officers and Board legal officers in WCAT hearings, when the Board is invited to participate in an appeal pursuant to section 246(2)(i) of the MRPP.

You can find the Chair’s Decision No. 24 here. The amendments to the MRPP are attached to the Chair’s decision. The changes have been incorporated into the MRPP, which you can find on our website, here.

(Posted 2017/03/30)

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