Workers’ Compensation + OH&S Lawyers — Providing High-Calibre Advice

As a boutique employment and labour relations law firm, our lawyers offer comprehensive representation for public and private organizations, individuals, government agencies and more regarding compliance with, and resolving disputes arising under, workers' compensation legislation.

Workers' compensation and occupational health and safety requirements are important for employers to heed. Proactive steps can avoid tragic and costly workplace accidents, bullying and harassment claims, as well as fines for non-compliance with the requirements under workers' compensation and occupational health and safety legislation.

When a hearing or investigation is necessary, our lawyers have the knowledge and skill to assist. Our clients value the personalized attention we provide throughout the legal and regulatory process and the assertive stance we take in protecting their best interests.

Reliable Advice and Analysis Pertaining To Workers' Compensation Matters

Overholt Law LLP advises on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety matters involving:

  • Reporting obligations for workplace accidents and injuries
  • Investigating accidents and incidents of illness
  • Fatalities and serious injuries at the workplace
  • Advising on workplace investigations
  • Bullying and harassment policies and complaints
  • Appearances in proceedings under the Workers' Compensation Act, including at the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal

When you are facing a workers' compensation issue, our lawyers can help. We will investigate and thoroughly analyze the facts. We will also explore a wide variety of problem solving options and provide you with comprehensive solutions. Our advice is tailored to helping clients avoid administrative proceedings or litigation wherever possible.

Bullying And Harassment Claims

Employers must also prevent workplace bullying and harassment. They have an obligation to address and take steps to prevent incidents from arising in the first place. Neglecting to do so could result in litigation, human rights proceedings, and workers’ compensation claims.

Employers must establish and maintain:

  • Procedures about reporting and investigation mechanisms
  • Training for supervisors and workers
  • A workplace bullying and harassment policy

Schedule An Appointment With Our Lawyers Today

To contact the lawyers at Overholt Law LLP, please call 778-653-7561 or 877-296-1161. You may also contact our team online to schedule your consultation. The firm is located in Vancouver, and our lawyers represent clients located throughout British Columbia and beyond. We have the skills to undertake work for clients based in international locations for their legal issues that arise in British Columbia.

Publications

Carman J. Overholt, Q.C.:

"Enforcement of the Workers' Compensation Act, Bill C-45, and Safe Practices in the Workplace: An Update in the Development of the Law" — A Presentation to FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC — May 1, 2013.

BC takes steps to reduce risk of workplace injury

Firefighters in BC get expanded workplace injury coverage

PTSD- Not every workplace injury affects the body

Not every long-term workplace injury is immediately obvious

WorkSafe BC law upheld by Court of Appeal

Experience

Carman J. Overholt, Q.C.:

Advised on workplace fatality arising from suspected drug use and workers' compensation proceedings.

Preston Parsons

Represented a client before the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal successfully earning his entitlement to benefits