If you are injured or become ill as a result of your work you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits may include coverage for healthcare expenses related to your injury or illness and compensation for wage loss. Wage loss benefits are calculated based on a percentage of your average net earnings however, some Collective Agreements provisions including the PCA, provide net pay benefits while an employee is off work on an established Worksafe BC claim. Link to ARTICLE 42.07
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The BCNU OH&S department assists members in appeals of Workers’ Compensation benefit decisions. The process is highly complex and our WCB advocates are available to support and represent you in the process. WorkSafe BC has strict time limits for appeals and failure to act promptly will put your appeal at risk. Therefore it is important to contact us immediately if you disagree with a Worksafe BC decision. Please contact the BCNU switchboard at 604-433-2268 or 1-800-663-9991 for the name of the WCB advocate assigned to your region.
As soon as you contact BCNU, you will be asked to send in your decision letter and will be sent an appeal package to start the appeal process.
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