WCB Level I

March 07, 2023 at
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST
This is a virtual event

ZOOM Video Conference | Material and zoom link will be sent a few days prior to class.

This course provides a basic overview of the Workers’ Compensation system as it applies to workers who are injured or develop an occupational disease on the job. The course will look at the law and policy, how decisions are made by the WCB, and how the appeal system works for those who have to argue an appeal. We will look at the practical realities faced by injured workers trying to navigate the minefield of workers’ compensation and its appellate systems.

Facilitators: Sarah O’Leary, Harrison O’Leary and Niki Schnurr, HEU
Sarah O’Leary was called to the bar in 1981 and has primarily ben practicing Workers’ Compensation and disability-related law for over 30 years. She has been a workers advisor, a Vice-Chair at the Appeal Division, a staff lawyer at a major health care union and practiced for 10 years at Rush Crane Guenther. She is currently a partner at Harrison O’Leary. She has been teaching workers’ compensation advocacy to labour unions for over three decades.

Niki Schnurr is a WCB and LTD Representative at the Hospital Employees’ Union. She has previously worked with the labour law firm Rush Crane Guenther, and as an advocate with Prisoners’ Legal Services and the UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic.