Employment insurance


#1

Hello,
I posted a while ago about a work injury where my bones rubbed together in a work injury. At the time I thought it was a tear (still think their might be) but they’re saying I have osteoarthritis in an unusual location in my knee. That this was from a previous sports injury. The wcb decision was that my “sprain” was healed now and could go back to work despite my irritations (set backs) that cause a sharp pain followed by swelling for a few days and lack of motion. My employer being able to physically see my health risk and visible limitations laid me off until I can either return or find other employment.my question after this rant is if I’m applying for e.I can I still dispute the wcb decision? My doctor and physio even up to date state I can’t do my job so they’re backing me. I just don’t know how to handle this properly. Any advice will help thank you.


#2

Your doctor and physiotherapist both say the injury you got at work is NOT healed?
It sounds like the wcb based their decision on the wrong injury.
It should be easy to appeal, contact your case manager at wcb.


#3

Each Province has free legal programs to assist people with Workers Compensation Appeals. You should seek out the program in your province ASAP. They are normally called “Workers Advocate Program” or the “Workers Advisors Program”, something like that. There are very firm deadlines to appeal with WCB that you must meet so act quickly. This is not an area we cover at Resolute Legal.


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