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Direct Appeals

You can appeal two categories of WorkSafeBC decisions directly to WCAT without first requesting a review by the Review Division.

1. Discriminatory Actions  more ...

You can appeal a WorkSafeBC discriminatory action decision to us that involves, for example, being unfairly treated for reporting dangerous or unsafe conditions regarding your workplace. Please read sections 150 to 153 of the Workers Compensation Act for details.

Notice of Appeal (Discriminatory Action) Form

2. Reopenings on Application  more ...

You can appeal a WorkSafeBC decision to us that involves an application to reopen a claim under section 96(2) of the Workers Compensation Act because, for example, there is an important change in a worker's medical condition.

Notice of Appeal (Application to Reopen) Form

You need to ensure that we receive your appeal within 90 days of the date of the WorkSafeBC decision.

Note: We cannot decide any issue or question that was not contained in the WorkSafeBC decision. If you want a decision on something new, you must ask WorkSafeBC for it.

You have 90 days to appeal a WorkSafeBC decision to us.

You can start your appeal in one of these three ways:

  1. Fill out a Notice of Appeal (Discriminatory Action or Application to Reopen) form on-line. Email the completed form to us, or print the completed form sign it, and send it to us.
  2. Print a blank Notice of Appeal (Discriminatory Action or Application to Reopen) form, fill it out, sign it, and send it to us. You can also telephone us and we will send you a Notice of Appeal form. In order to keep your appeal active, you need to ensure that we receive your completed form within 21 days.
  3. Send a letter telling us why you think the earlier decision is wrong. State the specific results you want from WCAT. Include your name, address, telephone number, claim number (WorkSafeBC file number), the date of the decision you are appealing, and your signature.

If you have a copy of the WorkSafeBC decision available, please include it with your Notice of Appeal form or letter.

If you are responding to an appeal, .

Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal. 150-4600 Jacombs Road, Richmond BC V6V 3B1 * All rights reserved.
Tel. (604) 664-7800 * Toll Free within BC 1 (800) 663-2782 * Fax (604) 664-7898
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