The Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia is a complex and intricate regime that prohibits an injured worker from suing an employer or another employee for injuries suffered in the workplace.
If a worker is injured during the normal course of employment through the negligence of an individual not covered under the Act (an employer or employee operating in the normal course of business), then the worker can choose between collecting what is available under the Act or proceeding civilly.
Our office routinely represents clients in this situation and can advise as to which avenue a client should elect. In many cases when it comes to WCB claims it is most appropriate to choose to proceed civilly if the opportunity exists, as under WCB there is no compensation for non-pecuniary damages (i.e. pain and suffering).
If you have WCB claims, our firm has significant experience navigating through the complexity of the system. We represent clients through all levels of WCB administration and all levels of review and appeal.
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt has proven to be effective at promoting and deciding the position of our clients and obtaining the requisite and additional medical and documentary evidence to support an increased award.
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt deals with all aspects of WCB claims including, short term and long term wage rate, rehabilitation, vocational training, temporary wage loss benefits, disability pensions and re-assessment of pensions.
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt is proud to be one of the Island’s leading law firms dealing with WCB claims and ICBC Settlements.