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Help with my WCB claim or appeal

Are you an injured worker with a Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) claim and would like advice or help on the complex WCB system or decision made on your WCB claim. The Office of the Workers' Advocate can help!

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1. Who We Are

The Office of the Workers' Advocate is committed to ensuring injured workers receive every consideration and every entitlement due, under the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act.

They do this by:

  • discussing with the injured worker on what has happened with their Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) claim and give advice on their option on how to best proceed.  OWA staff will will make suggestions and provide help in understanding the WCB claims and appeal process.
  • providing assistance to injured workers and/or their representative and help them prepare an appeal.  This can include providing information about relevant policies, reviewing written submissions and offering suggestions on how to present your case.
  • providing representation to injured workers at all levels of the WCB appeals process. Representation may include speaking and writing to WCB staff, providing written appeal submissions on behalf of an injured workers and appearing with the injured worker and making a presentation in the appeals process.
  • providing seminars and workshops to advocacy groups, unions, medical and legal professionals on The Workers' Compensation Act and its regulations, policies and procedures and the role the OWA plays in the WCB system.
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2. When to Contact Us

  • You have questions about your claim and want advice and assistance on your rights and responsibilities as an injured worker.
  • You receive a decision from the Workers' Compensation Board about a claim for compensation but disagree with it and want advice and assistance on a potential appeal.
  • If Workers' Compensation Board refused or failed to provide you with a decision on an issue of entitlement under The Workers' Compensation Act
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3. When to contact the Workers Compensation Board

  • To make a claim for a workplace injury or occupational disease.
  • To check the status of your WCB claim.
  • To ask questions about why a particular decision was made on your claim.
  • To request the WCB make a decision on your claim.
  • To ask general questions about workers' compensation laws and/or policies.

For more information about the Workers' Compensation Board, please visit their website at www.wcbsask.com.

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