WCB Appeals

October 30, 2024 at
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST
Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4

IN PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre
10.00am to 4.30pm

This course will build on the information and skills of experienced WCB reps and/or those who have taken the WCB Level I beginner course. The course will focus on effective advocacy skills at the WCB and its appeal bodies. Effective advocacy includes identifying likely issues for particular cases of injury or occupational disease, knowing the Board’s case, and obtaining new evidence, especially medical evidence. As time permits, we will review written submission templates and how to prepare (and prepare your worker), for an oral hearing.

Facilitator: Sarah O’Leary, O’Leary Law
Sarah O’Leary was called to the bar in 1981 and has primarily been practicing Workers’ Compensation and disability-related law for over 30 years. She has been a worker’s advisor, a Vice-Chair at the Appeal Division, a staff lawyer at a major health care union and practiced law for 16 years at Rush Crane Guenther and Harrison O’Leary. She is currently in private practice at O’Leary Law. Sarah has been teaching workers’ compensation advocacy to labour unions for over three decades.