Workers' Compensation in British Columbia

ebook Volume 1

By Richard Johnson

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An In-Depth Guide to the Workers' Compensation System in B.C.

This much-anticipated publication provides, for the first time ever, a comprehensive overview of the law, policy and practice of the workers' compensation system in British Columbia. Until now, anyone looking for answers about B.C. workers' compensation issues had to piece together information from a number of resources, making it a challenge to understand the system and keep up with constant policy and practice changes.

This valuable one-stop resource explores important topics, including:

  • Governance structure of the Workers' Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC)
  • Significance of policies made by WorkSafeBC
  • Interrelationships of law and policy
  • Rules applied in making entitlement, assessment and prevention decisions
  • Procedures for seeking reviews and appeals of decisions

    Up-to-Date Coverage

    The publication will keep readers current by providing regularly updated references to statute law, WorkSafeBC policies and practices, as well as relevant Review Division, WCAT and court decisions.

    An Indispensable Resource For

    Lawyers representing employers and workers before WorkSafeBC, WCAT and the courts

    Non-lawyer advocates representing workers and employers including workers' advisers and employers' advisers from the Ministry of Labour's compensation advocacy services; trade union advocates representing their members; other organizations assisting workers, and workers who wish to represent themselves; industry and other business organizations assisting employers, and employers who wish to represent themselves

    B.C. court judges, typically Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judges, who deal with workers' compensation issues on judicial reviews and in section 257 (status) matters affecting personal injury litigation

    Decision-makers in the workers' compensation system - WorkSafeBC officers such as entitlement officers, case managers, client services managers, Review Division officers, WCAT vice chairs

  • Workers' Compensation in British Columbia