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WCAT can tell WorkSafeBC to pay back your expenses related to the appeal. Which expenses will be paid back will be included in the final decision.

Learn more about appeal expenses

Appeal decisions: Decisions made by a WCAT panel or chair about appeal matters.

Decisions of interest: Court decisions about administrative law or workers’ compensation issues.

Judicial review decisions: Decisions made by a court after completing a review of an appeal.

Lawfulness of policy decisions: Chair decisions about application of WorkSafeBC policies in special circumstances.

Note: You can also find these decisions as well as judicial review decisions of other tribunals or boards on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website.

In a legal proceeding that involves suing for damages, the court may be asked to decide whether the injured person has the right to sue. If an injury, disability or death is part of a court action, the court or any party to the court action can request a decision from the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) to determine whether the injury, death or disability is work-related, and whether parties to the court action were workers or employers.

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The following resources may help you get a better understanding of medical conditions or terminology for your appeal or provide input when working with a medical expert as they prepare their opinion or report. Information on these websites is not considered medical evidence and is not reviewed or endorsed by WCAT.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American College of Rheumatology
B.C. Centre for Disease Control
B.C. Cancer Agency
Canada’s National Workplace Health and Safety Website
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Canadian Health Network (Workplace Health)
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (Recommended Online Resources)
Google Scholar
Gray, Henry.1918.Anatomy of the Human Body
Health Canada – Diseases and Conditions
Health Canada – Environmental and Workplace Health (United States)
Health Information Resources (United Kingdom)
Health on the Net Foundation
The Merck Manual – Home Edition
The Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus
Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms
MSP Diagnostic Code Descriptions
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
National Library of Medicine
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
On-Line Chinese-English Medical Dictionary
Royal College of Surgeons of England (Patient Information-Internet Sources)
UK NHS Direct
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure (MRPP)

The Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure (MRPP) defines how WCAT operates according to legislation. It includes rules of practice and procedure, practice directives and guidelines to make sure that appeals are handled in a just, timely, efficient and effective way.

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Connect with our experienced team to learn about using Indigenous culture and approach as part of your appeal process.