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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
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 litigationDecision-makers in the workers' compensation system - WorkSafeBC officers such as entitlement officers, case managers, client services managers, Review Division officers, WCAT vice chairs
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Table of contents
Chapter 1: A Short History of Workers' Compensation
Chapter 2: Mandate, Governance and Operational Structure of the Workers' Compensation Board
Chapter 3: Framework for Decision-making in the B.C. Workers' Compensation System
Chapter 4: Coverage Under the Act
Chapter 5: Compensation for Personal Injury
Chapter 6: Compensation for Occupational Disease
Chapter 7: Reopenings and Reconsiderations
Chapter 8: Permanent Disability Awards
Chapter 9: Rate of Compensation - Average Earnings
Chapter 10: Medical Assistance
Chapter 11: Compensation on the Death of a Worker
Chapter 12: Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 13: Civil Actions and Determination of Status
Chapter 14: Occupational Health and Safety
Chapter 15: Assessments: Funding the Workers' Compensation System
Chapter 16: The Review and Appeal System
Chapter 17: Court Challenges
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