WorkSafeBC / WCB Red Flags

Terms to be aware of in WorkSafeBC / WCB decision letters

  • Your claim has been accepted for …
  • No other condition (temporary or permanent) is accepted.
  • No limitations or restrictions are accepted.
  • It is not anticipated that any permanent impairment will result.
  • Your file will not be referred to Disability Awards.
  • Your “chronic pain” is accepted. Your file will be referred to Disability Awards for chronic pain. (This means that the WCB has quantified your disability as 2.5% out of 100% and that any and all objective signs of medical disability will be ignored)
  • You have been deemed fit to return to work without restrictions.
  • Your condition has resolved.
  • You have a significant pre-existing condition. No aggravation of your pre-existing condition is accepted.
  • Your file has been reviewed by our Medical Advisor…I have accepted the Medical Advisor’s opinion…your claim is denied.
  • There is no convincing evidence of….

The above are just a sample of terms that should set off alarm bells, as these terms indicate that WorkSafeBC / WCB is attempting to limit your compensation entitlement, and limit the parameters of your claim.

If you need assistance with deciphering WCB terminology, seek legal advice (call Gosal & Company @ 604-591-8187).

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