Workers' Advisers Office

Operating independently of WorkSafeBC, the Workers' Advisers Office is a branch of the Ministry of Labour providing workers, their dependants and other stakeholders with free advice, assistance, representation, training and mentoring with respect to workers' compensation issues.

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Compensation Claims and Benefits

Managing a claim, third party claims, injuries occurring outside of British Columbia, late applications for compensation

Specific Health Concerns

Chronic pain, hearing disorders, occupational diseases, psychological conditions and mental disorders

Wage-loss Benefits

Long-term wage rates, wage loss benefits, wage rates when claims are reopened

Permanent Disability Benefits

Permanent disability awards, duration of benefits, lump sums and commutations, retirement benefits

Reviews and Appeals

Reviews of WorkSafeBC decisions, appeals to Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal, applications for extension of time

Occupational Heath and Safety

Worker rights and responsibilities, prohibited action complaints

Foreign Workers

Workers in British Columbia who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of Canada, translated factsheets


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