Workers' Compensation Safety Board of Nova Scotia

Appealing a Claim Decision

Both the employer and worker have the right to appeal a decision made on a claim. Employers can appeal WCB decisions regarding claims or matters related to company classifications and assessment rates.

If a worker disagrees with a claim decision after discussing it with a case worker, they may file an appeal within 30 days of receiving a written decision. It’s important to note that the appeal process is not intended as a second look at the entire claim. The process exists to review specific errors or oversights.

It is important that appeals be as specific as possible.

Whether you are a worker or an employer, this brochure is intended to help you understand your options, and to explain the process when you have questions or concerns about a decision of the WCB.

Workers can complete the Notice of Appeal form through their secure WCB Online Account. Alternatively, PDF forms can be completed:

Notice of Appeal form-Employer
Notice of Appeal form-Worker

Questions about the appeal process:

How are decisions on my claim made? 

Are decisions final? Can I appeal? 

I want to appeal a decision. How do I do that?

What if I receive new information? 

I disagree with the outcome of an internal appeal. Do I have other options? 

Is assistance available for my appeal? 

This isn’t clear to me. I still have questions. Can I speak with someone?