Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal
The Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) is the final level of appeal in the workers' compensation system. Under the Workers Compensation Act, WCAT can hear appeals of most WorkSafeBC Review Division decisions. The Review Division provides the first level review for most WorkSafeBC decisions concerning compensation, assessments and occupational health and safety (prevention). Some Review Division decisions are not appealable to WCAT.
WCAT also hears appeals of WorkSafeBC decisions concerning discriminatory action complaints and applications to reopen claims. WCAT provides certificates to the court concerning the status of people involved in legal actions.
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Preparing for a Hearing
If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.