Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

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Policies

Policy AP-01 - Overview of Appeals

Effective Dates

January 20, 2009 and still in effect

Series

Appeals

General Information

The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) provides an appeal system that is simple, fair and accessible with minimal delays.

Workers and dependents of deceased workers have the right to appeal a decision made by the YWCHSB when it relates to:

  • a worker’s claim; or
  • an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) matter.

Employers have the right to appeal a decision made by the YWCHSB when it relates to:

  • a worker’s claim;
  • an assessment matter; or
  • an OH&S matter.

For matters involving a worker’s claims for compensation, reviews are heard first by a hearing officer (except appeals relating to duty to mitigate under subsection 14(2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the “Act”) and then if required, by an external body, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

For employer assessment and for OH&S matters, appeals are heard by a panel of the Board of Directors.

Purpose

This policy provides information on the review and appeal process for claims, assessment and occupational health and safety appeals for:

  • workers;
  • dependents of deceased workers;
  • employers;
  • the President/CEO, and staff of the YWCHSB;
  • the Board of Directors; or
  • the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.