I always encourage workers to appeal decisions that they are not satisfied with. Lately I have had many inquiries about other advocates and concerns from injured workers that have been let down by others representing them on their WCB claim.
Know that you can not appeal again once you have gone through the appeal system. "the last kick at the can."
I would advise workers to be prepared to ask questions before hiring a person to represent you.
Firstly, make sure your advocate is experienced with WCB legislation, policy interpretation and application.
Everyone seems to have an opinion on this but few know what it all really means and how it applies to your situation.
Secondly, the appeal process is complex and ask the advocate regarding their on hand experience and knowledge.
You only have one time to appeal at the WCB then one time at the Appeals Commission.
Make sure you have the best representation available.
Lastly, filing your form for an injury should not cost you any money.
Your employer and WCB can assist with filling in the simple form. The form is available on line or can be mailed
to you by WCB. The handbook will provide you simple information to get started with the forms required.