Information for Workers Appealing a Decision

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You can appeal a decision that has been made about your claim if you do not agree with it.

Before starting an appeal, first discuss the issue or decision you do not agree on with your Adjudicator or Case Manager to try and find a solution. If you are still not satisfied with the decision, there are two levels of appeal available to you:

  1. The Review Office and
  2. The Appeal Commission
     

The Review Office

To begin your appeal, write to the Review Office at the address listed below and tell us exactly where you feel the error was made and the grounds on which you are basing your appeal.

Review Office
333 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2X4

If you prefer, you may use this Request for Review form to start your appeal. The form can be completed online, however, you will need to print it to send it to the Review Office.

It normally takes between six and eight weeks for your appeal to be considered.

The Review Office uses file reviews to decide appeals. Please refer to Policy 20.10 Reconsiderations for more information.
 

The Appeal Commission

If after receiving your decision from the Review Office you are still not satisfied, there is one final option of appeal which is the Appeal Commission.

The Appeal Commission is the final level of appeal for any claims issue. The Appeal Commission is the highest level of appeal for any claims or assessment issue. Although the Appeal Commission functions separately from the Workers Compensation Board, it is bound by the rules set out in The Workers Compensation Act .

Only issues previously appealed at the the Review Office level will be considered. To begin an appeal with the Appeal Commission, request an assessment appeal form by contacting the Scheduling Co-ordinator at (204) 925-6114 or by fax at (204) 943-4393. Outside Winnipeg, call collect.

Please visit the Appeal Commission website for more information.

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