Employer Appeals 2017-06-23T14:35:23+00:00

Employer Appeals

 

As an employer, you have the right to appeal decisions made by us that affect your employer account.

The Appeal Process

Your appeal must be made in writing and must include:

  • The decision you question.
  • The date the decision was made.
  • The name of the WCB staff member that made the decision.
  • Why you disagree with the decision.
  • How you think it should be resolved.
  • Any other information to support your position.

There are 3 steps to the appeal process that must be completed in order. A decision must be made at each step before you can move on to the next step.

Appealing an Injury Claim

Our Operations Division is responsible for injury claims. The appeal process begins there.

Step 1: Initial Review

In writing, contact our staff member who made the initial decision on the injured worker’s claim. Provide any additional information you feel may have been missed. Many misunderstandings and disagreements can be settled at this stage.

Step 2: Appeals Department

If you still don’t agree, you can an appeal to the Appeals Department. The Appeals Department is independent from the Operations Division.

You can send your appeal by email to appeals@wcbsask.com or in writing to the Appeals Department. The Appeals Department will send you a letter telling you that they received your appeal and when you can expect a decision.

An appeals officer will review all claim information related to the decision or issue you are appealing.

Step 3: Board Appeal Tribunal

If you disagree with the decision of the Appeals Department, you can ask for a further appeal by the Board Appeal Tribunal. Send your appeal to the Board Services Department.

The decision of the Board Appeal Tribunal is final and binding, unless new information surfaces at a later date. In that case, the Board Appeal Tribunal may agree to revisit your appeal.

For more information on the Board Appeal Tribunal, refer to the detailed fact sheet.

Appealing a decision on your Employer Account

Our Employer Services Department is responsible for:

  • Employer registration.
  • Industry classification.
  • Payroll reporting and premium assessment.
  • Experience rating.

The process for all Employer Services appeals is as follows:

Step 1: Initial Review

In writing, contact our staff member that made the initial decision on your employer account. Provide any additional information you feel may have been missed. Many misunderstandings and disagreements can be settled at this stage.

Step 2: Assessment Committee

If you still don’t agree, you can appeal to the Assessment Committee. You can send your appeal by email to employerservices@wcbsask.com or in writing to the Assessment Committee.

Step 3: Board Appeal Tribunal

If you disagree with the decision of the Assessment Committee, you can ask for a further appeal by the Board Appeal Tribunal. Send your appeal to the Board Services Department.

The decision of the Board Appeal Tribunal is final and binding, unless new information surfaces at a later date. In that case, the Board Appeal Tribunal may agree to revisit your appeal.

For more information on the Board Appeal Tribunal, refer to the detailed fact sheet.

If you need help

You can appoint someone to act on your behalf and request information from your employer file or the worker’s claim file to help you prepare your appeal. You have to complete forms to do this.

  • To appoint someone to represent you, complete and forward an Authorization Letter of Representation (EREP)  form to us. The form allows us to discuss your confidential information with that person.
  • To get copies of the information from your employer file or the worker’s claim file you or your representative must submit a Request for Copy of File form. When you request a copy of a worker’s claim file, the worker will be advised of your request and has the right to withhold information that is not relevant.

Print these forms off, complete them and email, mail or fax them to us.

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