This is my story of what happened when I was dealing with the WCB/WSIB decisions and the subsequent appeals to the WSIB Appeals branch.
In Ontario, if an injured worker disagrees with a decision of the Ontario WCB, now called the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board - WSIB, they can appeal the decision to the now called the WSIB Appeals Branch.
This is supposed to be independent of the WSIB initial decision making process,
but one really wonders!
This was an appeal denying ongoing entitlement for my injury of February 6, 1997.
The WCB claimed I returned to work fully recovered, suffered no new accidents, and had not had any ongoing complaints of ongoing problems.
In my appeal I proved that:
- I did not return to work fully recovered,
- There was a second new accident, which was not reported by the employer, and
- There was ongoing complaints to the employer.
Sadly this appeal proved beyond any doubt that both the employer,
and the WCB can be very intentionally deceptive!
This was notes to the file. It appears upon reflection the WSIB reversed itself and changed its position preventing the appeal from going any further.
This was an in person oral hearing.
This was an appeal which was appealing the SEB and payment of benefits from April 1, 2003 to February 23, 2004 and from June 2004 on wards.
This was a request to reconsider the decision of December 7, 2004.
This was an appeal of requets for travel expenses for medical treatment, a revised NEL award, and entitlement for Chronic Pain...
This was a request to reconsider the decision of October 18, 2005.