Work Safe BC

Workers Compensation

The team of employment lawyers at Kane Shannon Weiler LLP understand that matters relating to WorkSafeBC claims can be stressful and overwhelming. We work alongside our clients with the goal of making the process as efficient as possible while achieving the best possible outcome.

WorkSafeBC for Individuals

Workplace injuries can have serious consequences, and if your claim is denied or contested by your employer, the appeals process can be long and arduous, especially when your financial wellbeing relies on the outcome. Having an experienced guide who is intimately familiar with claims and appeals process can help you resolve your claim.

At KSW Lawyers, we assist our clients in navigating their WorkSafeBC claims by helping them get fair compensation, appropriate treatment and re-training if needed. Our team has won numerous reviews, appeals, and judicial reviews for our clients throughout the last 10 years.

WorkSafeBC manages the procedures and protocols associated with the benefits that are paid out to workers under the Workers Compensation Act. These benefits include:

Temporary wage loss coverage
Vocational rehabilitation
Health care treatments
Permanent disability pensions
When an employee gets injured at their workplace, both the employer and employee have an obligation to report the incident to WorkSafeBC. If the employee submits a claim for compensation, WorkSafeBC begins the process of assessing the claim to determine if, and how, they will be compensated. The employer may object to the claim. If either the employer or the worker disagrees with WorkSafeBC’s decision, the decision may be appealed to the Review Division, and then the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

At Kane Shannon Weiler LLP, our employment lawyers have extensive experience handling all manner of WorkSafeBC cases. Appealing a decision is a time-sensitive and complicated process and requires an intimate familiarity with the rules, policies, and assessment programs.

Each WorkSafeBC decision appeal case is different and we recognize the importance of tailoring our approach to reflect this.

We also regularly advise and assist clients with respect to policy development and industry-specific regulatory obligations.

WorkSafeBC Representation for Employers

We will utilize our comprehensive understanding of the health and safety regulations and processes to provide our clients with strong, effective and affordable representation.

Dealing with WorkSafeBC is a necessary part of any employee-based business. However, WorkSafeBC claims, fines, and cases alone can be overwhelming and frustrating — especially since repeated violations can threaten the safety of your business. 

Whether you require a review, an appeal, or ongoing support around navigating and preventing WorkSafeBC claims, our team will work with you to look for fair outcomes and successful resolutions for all parties involved.

At KSW Lawyers, our team of skilled Employment Lawyers can help you navigate all of your WorkSafeBC claims and cases, including: 

  • Workers’ Compensation Advice and Representation for Employers
  • WCB Claims Management
  • Appeals Representation
  • Defending Prohibited Action Complaints
  • Protest & Appeal of Unfounded Claims by Employees
  • Financial and Cost Management for Claims and WCB Premiums
  • Audits and Classification Reviews
  • Appeal of Penalty Orders & Fines
  • Occupational Health & Safety Compliance Advice
  • Drafting Compliant WorkSafeBC Bullying & Harassment Policies
  • Training and Education
  • Judicial Reviews of Appeal (WCAT) Decisions

We have been providing Occupational Health & Safety legal services to clients in Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey, White Rock, the Fraser Valley since 1973 and now Vancouver. Find out how we can help you by contacting our firm at 604-591-7321, 604-336-7423, 877-738-3797 toll free, or email us to discuss your case. Our Employment & Labour Group lawyers include Chris D. DrinovzMichael Weiler, Melanie Booth and Jesse Dunning

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