WSIB Appeals and WSIAT Tribunal services

WSIB Appeals and WSIAT Tribunal services

When a workplace party receives a decision that they disagree with they may advise the front-line decision maker that they wish to object to that decision. In the event the WSIB makes a decision that you believe is incorrect, or in violation of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, or WSIB policies, you can file an appeal.

It is imperative that an “Intent to Object Form” is submitted within the time limit to appeal a claim. Time limits for appeals vary depending on the decision you are objecting.

There are various reasons you may want to appeal a WSIB decision, these issues could be regarding a worker’s benefits, work reintegration, Second Injury and Enhancement Fund (SIEF) or Work Transition.  

There are two methods of resolution for an appeal process; a hearing in writing, or an oral hearing. These are conducted at the WSIB Appeals Branch which is part of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Its adjudicators are employees of the Board.

Final decisions of the Board, usually decisions of the Appeals Branch, may be appealed to the Tribunal. The Tribunal is a separate and independent adjudicative institution.

Our team of licensed paralegals can represent clients at the WSIB Appeals Branch and at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

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