Committed to Fairness
Welcome to the Appeal Commission
Our Mission is to ensure workers and employers continue to receive a full and impartial hearing of appeals in accordance with the rules of natural justice and that decisions by the Appeal Commission are a fair reflection of the facts of the case and the governing legislation.
The Appeal Commission maintains a consistent and high level of professional conduct, knowledgeable decision making, and accountability, while respecting different and shared values and perspectives.
The Appeal Commission is, and is seen to be, an independent body with integrity and a rational decision making process.
Responsive to Change
The Appeal Commission evolves in a proactive and creative manner by assuring a process of consultation and consensus around desired change.
All appeal commissioners are committed to a high standard of professionalism in the fulfillment of their duties to conduct fair and impartial hearings under The Workers Compensation Act and its regulations. As well as their individual responsibility to become knowledgeable in the matters before them, the commissioners have a individual and collective responsibility to one another to ensure an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance of individual differences and opinions, freedom from pre-determined bias, and a commitment to look for objective truth and sound decision making.
Respectful Work Environment
Appeal commissioners interact with staff and colleagues in a manner which promotes mutual respect as well as clarity and understanding of respective roles.
Whether or not the claim is acceptable.
Whether or not the worker is entitled to benefits after October 22, 2013.
Whether or not the October 29, 1996 effective date for Special Additional Compensation benefits has been correctly established; and
Whether or not the worker's post-accident deemed earning capacity has been correctly indexed.