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Making the Decision

making the decision

The vice chair who hears the appeal will consider the evidence on the WorkSafeBC file and the evidence and submissions the appellant and any respondent provide.

The vice chair must apply the policies of WorkSafeBC's board of directors relevant to the appeal. If the evidence is evenly weighted on a compensation issue, the vice chair must decide the issue in favour of the worker. On other issues, the vice chair will make our decision on a balance of probabilities.

The vice chair will write a decision with reasons which we will mail to you and the respondent. We also send a copy of the written decision to WorkSafeBC, who will then implement our decision.

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