Employer Appeals


Appeal submissions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all appeals should be submitted by email. If you wish to submit an appeal, you can do so by sending an email:

For employer related appeals:
Email: employerservices@wcbsask.com

Board Appeal Tribunal:
Email: boardappeal@wcbsask.com

OR   You may submit your appeal through our online forms:

Appeals department:

Employers online
appeal form

Board Appeal Tribunal:

Board Appeal Tribunal
online form

Please note: If you have submitted an appeal by mail (Canada Post) after March 19, 2020, you will need to re-submit through email or online.

As an employer, you have the right to appeal a decision made on your worker’s injury claim that may affect you as an employer, or a decision on your employer account. Here are the steps for the two types of employer appeals.

Employer appeals process chart

Before considering an appeal, try the Fair Practices Office. They may be able to help.

The Fair Practices Office (FPO) is an independent office within the WCB. The FPO provides impartial assistance to anyone who has questions or concerns about the services they received from the WCB.

Phone: 306.787.8651
Toll free: 1.888.787.8651
Fax: 1.866.787.6751
Email: fairpracticeoffice@wcbsask.com
Online: www.wcbsask.com/about-wcb/who-we-are/fair-practices-office

There are two types of employer appeals: appealing an injury claim decision and appealing a decision on your employer account. In both cases, there are three 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 a decision on your worker’s injury claim

Find out who to contact if you have questions or disagree with a decision made on your worker’s injury claim, how to submit an appeal to the appeals department, and the forms you need to complete to file an appeal.

Appealing a decision on your employer account

Find out who to contact if you have questions or disagree with a decision made on your employer account, such as employer registration, industry classification, payroll reporting, premium assessment and experience rating, and how to submit an appeal to employer services.

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

Step 1: Initial review

If you have questions or disagree with a decision, contact the staff member who made the initial decision on the injured worker’s claim. He or she will be able to explain the decision and answer your questions.

If you have new information that could affect the decision, let them know. They may reconsider the decision.

All appeals (steps 2 and 3) must be in writing and include:

  • the worker’s name
  • the WCB claim number
  • the decision you are questioning (including date and decision maker)
  • why you disagree with the decision
  • how you think the decision should be resolved
  • any other information to support your position

Step 2: Appeals department

If you have completed step 1 and disagree with the decision made, you can appeal to the appeals department, which is independent of the WCB’s claims operations division.

Send your appeal by email, file it online or send it in writing addressed to the appeals department.

Email: appeals@wcbsask.com
Online: www.myaccount.wcbsask.com/online-services/employer-appeal
Mail: 200-1881 Scarth St., Regina, SK S4P 4L1

Appeals department process: 

  • Once your appeal is registered, the appeals department will send you a letter with the expected wait time for a decision.
  • Your appeal will be assigned to an appeals officer. As part of their review, they may require more information, which could include further investigation, phone calls and meetings.
  • The appeals officer will research relevant legislation and policy, weigh evidence and determine a decision on your appeal.

Step 3: Board Appeal Tribunal

If you have completed step 2 and disagree with the decision of the appeals department, you can appeal to the Board Appeal Tribunal.

This is the final level of appeal.

Send your appeal by email, file it online or send it in writing addressed to the Board Appeal Tribunal.

Email: boardappeal@wcbsask.com
Online: www.myaccount.wcbsask.com/online-services/board-appeal
Mail: 200-1881 Scarth St., Regina, SK S4P 4L1

Board Appeal Tribunal process: 

  • Board services will send you a letter with the expected wait time for a decision once your appeal is registered.
  • An assistant to the board will summarize the claim file for the Board Appeal Tribunal.
  • If a hearing has been requested, the tribunal will determine whether a hearing will be granted and whether both parties can attend (if applicable).
  • If a hearing has not been requested, the tribunal will render a decision based on the information in the claim file.

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.

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

Our employer services department is responsible for:

  • employer registration
  • industry classification
  • payroll reporting and premium assessment
  • experience rating

Step 1: Initial review

If you have questions or disagree with a decision regarding your employer account, contact the employer services department to discuss the decision. A representative will be able to explain the decision and answer your questions.  If you still disagree with the decision, a formal appeal must be made in writing.

All appeals (steps 1, 2 and 3) must be in writing and include: 

  • the decision you are questioning (including date)
  • why you disagree with the decision
  • how you think the decision should be resolved
  • any other information to support your position

Step 2: Assessment committee

If you have completed step 1 and disagree with the decision made, you can appeal to the assessment committee.

Send your appeal by email or in writing addressed to the assessment committee.

Email: employerservices@wcbsask.com
Mail: 200-1881 Scarth St., Regina, SK S4P 4L1

The committee will review the file and advise you in writing of their decision.


Step 3: Board Appeal Tribunal

If you have completed step 2 and disagree with the decision of the assessment committee, you can appeal to the Board Appeal Tribunal. This is the final level of appeal.

Send your appeal by email, file it online or send it in writing addressed to the Board Appeal Tribunal.

Email: boardappeal@wcbsask.com
Online: www.myaccount.wcbsask.com/online-services/board-appeal
Mail: 200-1881 Scarth St., Regina, SK S4P 4L1

Board Appeal Tribunal process: 

  • Board services will send you a letter with the expected wait time for a decision once your appeal is registered.
  • An assistant to the board will summarize the file for the Board Appeal Tribunal.
  • If a hearing has been requested, the tribunal will determine whether a hearing will be granted and whether both parties can attend (if applicable).
  • If a hearing has not been requested, the tribunal will render a decision based on the information in the file.

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.

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.

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