Community Legal Assistance Society - BC Judicial Review Self-Help Guide

1. Options

Before starting a judicial review, it is important to consider whether judicial review is right for you. There are sometimes better options for dealing with the problem.

Before you consider applying for judicial review, you must first use all the review and appeal options within the WCB (WorkSafeBC) system.

Even after you have used up all your review and appeal options in the WCB system, there are a few other options that might be able to fix your problem without going to court. These include asking WCAT to correct or clarify its decision and asking WCAT to reconsider its decision.

If you are unable to fix your problem at the WCAT, you can file for judicial review.

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