Learn How to Fight your Workers Compensation Board

Fight WCB

Fight WCB Doctors 

On this page I will show you how to fight back against corrupt doctors who make unrealistic diagnosis and/or prognosis with injured workers. 


A major problem is that the WCB will use what is commonly referred to as "Paper Doctors". These doctors are only supposed to interpret medical information, but in actual fact the WCBs uses them to  render a diagnosis and/or prognosis and in most cases to over rule your doctor's medical opinions.


Another problem with WCB doctors is that sometimes the WCB will send you to one of their "referral centers" where the doctor makes unrealistic determinations of injured workers in the form of a diagnosis, prognosis or worst yet say you are fit for work, when you .

​The first priority of ANY doctor is to his/or her patient, regardless if they have seen you once or never seen you. Sometimes doctors who provide a WCB assessments will say they are not allowed to talk to you, after the assessment is done, this they say is according to the WCB rules. This is a common deception in that it maybe true, but the doctor has a legal obligation to his patient first and foremost. This means if you have concerns as a patient, the Doctor MUST​ address your concerns. If they fail to do so you have a right at anytime​ to file a formal complaint against the doctor.


There are two concerns injured workers would have with WCB doctors:

1. Medical assessments/evaluations:
Many injured workers are referred to WCB doctors for a medical evaluation. This is sometimes for the WCB to determine if your injury is permanent in nature.

2. Medical Opinions:
​This is where you will hear the term "Paper Doctors". This is  a term used by many injured worker advocacy groups. This is where the WCB gives medical documentation on file and then asks one of their medical doctors "on staff" for a medical opinion of your injury and/or condition. A lot of people are greatly concerned over this as the doctor is making a medical opinion without even seeing the patient - you.

In Canada:
Ontario:
In Ontario the organization that licences doctors and handles professional misconduct complaints is the Ontario College of Physician and Surgeons. To learn about the Ontario College of Physician and Surgeons complaint process, against doctors and surgeons in Ontario, go to: http://www.cpso.on.ca/Policies-Publications/Complaints.

Manitoba:
In Manitoba the organization that licences doctors and handles professional misconduct complaints is the College of Physician and Surgeons of Manitoba. To learn about the complaint process for the College of Physician and Surgeons of Manitoba go to:

http://cpsm.mb.ca/complaints-investigation


Saskatchewan:

In Saskatchewan the organization that licences doctors and handles professional misconduct complaints is the College of Physician and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. To learn about the complaint process for the College of Physician and Surgeons of Saskatchewan go to:
https://www.cps.sk.ca/imis/CPSS/Complaints/complaints.aspx?ComplaintsCCO=The%20Complaints%20Process%20Overview


Alberta:
In Alberta the organization that licences doctors and handles professional misconduct complaints is the College of Physician and Surgeons of Alberta. To learn about the complaint process for the College of Physician and Surgeons of Alberta go to:

http://www.cpsa.ca/complaints/


British Columbia:
In British Columbia the organization that licences doctors and handles professional misconduct complaints is the College of Physician and Surgeons of British Columbia. To learn about the complaint process for the College of Physician and Surgeons of British Columbia go to:

https://www.cpsbc.ca/for-public/file-complaint


New Brunswick:
In New Brunswick the organization that licences doctors and handles professional misconduct complaints is the College of Physician and Surgeons of New Brunswick. To learn about the complaint process for the College of Physician and Surgeons of New Brunswick go to:

https://www.cpsnb.org/english/complaint.html


Nova Scotia:
In Nova Scotia the organization that licences doctors and handles professional misconduct complaints is the College of Physician and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. To learn about the complaint process for the College of Physician and Surgeons of Nova Scotia go to:

https://www.cpsns.ns.ca/Complaints-Investigations


Prince Edward Island

In Prince Edward Island the organization that licences doctors and handles professional misconduct complaints is the College of Physician and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island. To learn about the complaint process for the College of Physician and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island go to:

http://cpspei.ca/public-info/complaint-process/


Newfoundland

In Newfoundland the organization that licences doctors and handles professional misconduct complaints is the College of Physician and Surgeons of Newfoundland. To learn about the complaint process for the College of Physician and Surgeons of Newfoundland go to:

https://www.cpsnl.ca/web/CPSNL/Complaints/Making_a_Complaint/CPSNL/Complaints/Making_a_Complaint.aspx?hkey=57f3895d-b7d9-4218-9652-851b57bcc40f


United States:


United Kingdom of Great Britain:

In England, Wales and Scotland the organization the organization that licences doctors and handles professional misconduct complaints is the Royal College of Physcians. To learn about the RoyalCollege of Physicians complaint process, against doctors and surgeons in The United Kingdon, go to:  

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/