Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal
The Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) processes appeals about WorkSafeBC decisions. WCAT serves all communities in B.C. Our office is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, and our work spans the traditional territories of 198 First Nations and 38 Métis chartered communities across B.C. We honour all our hosts and their welcome and graciousness toward our work and the people we serve.
The Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) is an independent organization that workers or employers can go to if they want to appeal a decision from WorkSafeBC.
WCAT has authority to decide appeals about specific types of work-related matters as set out in sections 288 and 289 of the Workers Compensation Act.
WCAT is the final level of appeal in the workers’ compensation system of British Columbia and is independent of WorkSafeBC.