Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Appeals


The WCB is committed to making decisions that are fair and objective, and that comply with policy and legislation.

In the event a worker or employer disagrees with a WCB decision, the initial step in the appeal process is called Internal Reconsideration.

If you do not understand or agree with a decision, you are encouraged to contact the staff person at the WCB who made the decision. Most concerns can be resolved this way. If the matter is not resolved, a written request for internal reconsideration can be made.

Requests for internal reconsideration may be submitted for decisions related to:
  • A worker's claim.
  • Employer assessments and classification.
Internal reconsideration requests can be made by a person who has a direct interest in the decision(s) in question.

All requests for internal reconsideration must be submitted to the WCB, in writing, within 90 days of the date of notification of the decision.

To request reconsideration of a decision, complete the Request For Internal Reconsideration form and submit it to the WCB.

More information about the WCB Internal Reconsideration process is available in the WCB's: If you have any questions, or would like copies of the forms or publications, please contact:
WCB Internal Reconsideration Office
Telephone: (902) 368-5674
Toll free in Atlantic Canada: 1-800-237-5049
Fax at (902) 368-5696.
If you disagree with a decision made in the Internal Reconsideration process, you can file an appeal with the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT). More information about the WCAT appeal process is available on the WCAT website.

Access to Information


Workers may request copy of their claim files, by completing the form, Worker's Request For Release Of File - Form A. Workers may also authorize the release of their claim information by completing the form,Employer's Request for Release of File - Form B.

Employers are entitled to access to claim information relevant to the reconsideration issue and may request access using the form, Employer's Request for Release of File - Form D.

Employers may request assessment or classification information from their employer file in writing to the WCB Employer Services or by telephone at 902-368-5697.

The WCB's policies on access to information are available here.

Assistance with Appeals


If you have questions or require assistance with your appeal, please contact us. The PEI Department of Environment, Labour and Justice also has a Worker Advisor and an Employer Advisor who are available, at no cost, to help you with your appeal.