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Do you disagree with a decision made on your Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) claim? Are you looking for advice or representation? We can help you with the complex WCB system.
The Office of the Workers' Advocate (OWA) provides free and independent services to injured workers and their families when dealing with the WCB.
The OWA ensures injured workers receive the full benefits of the provisions of The Workers' Compensation Act, by:
To request assistance, send an application for Request for Services. You will be required to provide your WCB claim number and a signed Authorization to Release Medical Information form. You must give permission to the OWA to access your WCB file.
The OWA can help if:
The OWA can't help if:
If you do not agree with a decision made by the WCB, you can request a review or appeal. OWA staff is available to assist you with advice and assistance throughout the WCB appeal process. The OWA may:
To request assistance, send an application for Request for Services. You will be required to provide your WCB claim number. You must give permission to the OWA to access your WCB file
After you've applied, an Advocate will review your WCB file (and any related files). An Advocate will also contact you to discuss your file. If it is determined that the OWA can assist you, an Advocate may:
If it is determined that the OWA cannot assist you, the assigned Advocate will discuss the assessment of your claim with you and provide a written explanation. If you do not agree with the decision of your Advocate, you can submit a written request to have the Senior Advocate review the Advocate's decision.
If you would like assistance from the OWA, please fill in the online application in the link below.
You will need to complete and submit an Authorization to Release Medical Information form when you fill in the online application. The signed letter is required for the office to obtain information from your health care provider and required to assign your case to one of our Advocates.
There are two ways to complete this form:
Note: You must provide your WCB claim number, which will allow the OWA to access your WCB claim(s).
Online applications are processed within two business days.
If you prefer to not request services online, please download the Request for Assistance Form (which includes the Authorization to Release Medical Information form) and mail the completed form to:
Office of the Workers' Advocate
Ministry of Labour and Workplace Safety
300 - 1870 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 4W1
The OWA provides seminars and workshops on The Workers' Compensation Act and its regulations, policies and procedures. This training is recommended for advocacy groups, unions, employers, and medical and legal professionals. For more information, contact the OWA at 1-877-787-2456.
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