Feeling the Pinch: How Inflation and COLA Changes Impact Injured Workers

Pinch me Just about every country in the world is grappling with soaring prices. And what makes current inflation rates so unusual is the breadth of price pressures, from food and energy to housing and technology. The global rate of inflation clocked in at roughly 9% last year and is driving people far and wide […]

How WCB and Human Rights Comingle

How WCB interacts with Human Rights and Labour Law As WCB specialists, we often receive inquiries from employers seeking guidance on the legal implications of workplace injuries and associated WCB coverage. One complex issue that frequently arises involves injured workers struggling with substance abuse. In this Q&A installment, we explore a real-life scenario in which […]

Supported Job Search alarms worker

Worker shocked when he learns that WCB’s supported job search doesn’t guarantee employment  WCB’s Supported Job Search (SJS) assists workers in returning to the workforce when they’re no longer able to perform their job due to injury or illness. The program aims to help workers find suitable and sustainable employment, but in reality, SJS often […]

WCB Lawyers versus WCB Advocates: Understanding the Differences

WCB Lawyers versus WCB Advocates Today we address a number of frequently asked questions related to the differences between WCB lawyers and WCB advocates. A WCB advocate (aka WCB representative) refers to an individual, or firm, that formally or informally acts on behalf of an injured worker or employer. And the reasons for retaining an advocate instead […]

How to Navigate without a WCB Lawyer

Think hard before you hire a WCB lawyer Workplace accidents can lead to the physical and emotional turmoil that significantly impacts an individual’s life. In some cases, workers may feel that the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has mishandled their claim, causing further hardship. This raises the question of whether hiring a WCB lawyer to sue the WCB […]

Last Resort: WCB Lawyer

WCB Lawyer

Introduction Injured workers who wish to overturn a Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) decision may be tempted to hire a WCB lawyer and seek resolution in the court system. However, it is important to recognize that courts are often hesitant to intervene in the decisions of specialized administrative tribunals like the WCB. In this article, we’ll discuss why […]

How Blue Collar delivers WCB cost relief

What is cost relief? Can you lower our premiums? How does Blue Collar charge? Employers have questions, and in this installment, we provide the answers. What can we expect from Blue Collar Consulting? Blue Collar Consulting (BCC) is obligated to provide courteous, thorough, and prompt service to its clients. Clients of BCC should expect service delivery […]

Explore Remedies before hiring WCB Lawyer

Empower yourself with essential knowledge before resorting to a costly WCB lawyer Workplace accidents can lead to physical and emotional turmoil that significantly impacts an individual’s life. In some cases, workers may feel that the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has mishandled their claim, causing further hardship. This raises the question of whether hiring a WCB lawyer to sue the […]

WCB Report Card: Why it Matters

Question from a LinkedIn follower about his WCB report card: (Q) Based on the information provided in my WCB report card, it seems that our company has a higher-than-average injury rate compared to other companies in our industry. How can we use the report card to lower our high premiums? (A) The report card is an under-used resource that can be accessed […]