Can You Sue the WCB?

When you are injured at work, it may feel like you have unleashed a veritable hornet’s nest of problems, committees and complications. For example, the health insurance, employer, healthcare professional, Workers Compensation Board (WCB) and Calgary injury lawyer who you now have to deal with can be part of the nest. Luckily, the last individual is there to assist and support you through the process of working with the other professional services. 

But sometimes there can be complications, setbacks and changes to your support also. These problems can cause interruptions to your payments and treatments that may negatively affect your mental and physical well-being. In these instances, you may wish for compensation and consideration from the people who have caused these issues. 

Today, we look at the role of WCB in the process and your rights as it concerns going back to them for compensation. 

Can Calgary Injury Lawyers Help Me Sue WCB?

In short, yes. Our Calgary injury lawyers can assist you in suing the WCB, but only in specific circumstances. Indeed, we must use a civil action in tort law, which has very specific rules and guidelines for the action to occur. 

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Specifically, you cannot sue WCB for actions related to the case itself. However, you can sue WCB as you would any other corporation which willfully or negligently put you into a position of harm. In some cases, this may be personal or mental harm from WCB employees or staff, and in others, it might refer to issues that occur on the premises of their buildings.

How to Pursue a Tort Law Civil Action

Like many other forms of law, the essential component of bringing a civil action to light is the collection of evidence, witnesses and supporting documents. If you have been injured and believe the WCB is to blame, our team of professional personal injury lawyers can assist you in identifying, pursuing and actualizing your claim. Call us today for more information.

If you need help collecting compensation for an injury you’ve suffered, be sure to contact Edwards Injury Law. Edwards Injury Law has successfully fought for the injured for over 25 years. Move forward with dedicated help from a personal injury lawyer; contact us today if you or someone you know has been in an accident or injured.

Phone: 403-764-5172