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A Dedicated Work Injury
Law Firm By Your Side.

We’ll guide you through the appeal process – we’re in it together. If your WorkSafeBC (WCB) claim has been denied, we’ll work out your legal options and work quickly (within legal deadlines) to appeal the decision.

GKS won over $600,000 for me!! I am very happy - 100% happy with GKS. They got me both a full loss of earnings from WCB and a CPP disability award. Thank you! Go to them if you have an injury.
Trevor Pelter
Trevor Pelter
GKS Law Firm increased my disability award by almost $200,000. I thank them for that and would recommend them to anyone having to deal with WCB.
Gerry Ulmer
Gerry Ulmer
GKS Law Firm won my appeal – getting my claim accepted and reopened for further wage loss benefits and a higher disability pension award. WCB had refused the MRI findings for my shoulder injury and GKS appealed this decision and won. I was very happy with the lawyers and staff at GKS Law Firm – they were very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend their services.
Quinn Brennan
Quinn Brennan
GKS Law Firm helped me get my vocational rehabilitation plan changed and increased my disability pension award. If you are fighting with WCB and need somebody in your corner I highly recommend hiring them, worth every penny and helped me secure a future I can look forward to.
Lesley Wu
Lesley Wu
Gail Sharma and her team were a blessing to my family and we would not have won our case without their hard work and expertise. Would recommend to friends & family. Thank you again GKS LAW FIRM!
GG Endean
GG Endean
Over $90,000 in compensation is what I have won through GKS Law Firm. I went to GKS Law Firm because WCB denied my knee injury. GKS Law Firm appealed my claim and won acceptance of both my knee injuries. They were direct, informed, communicative & affirming.
Kevin Howard
Kevin Howard
“GKS Law Firm won me an additional $100,000 by increasing my WCB disability award. Specifically: “GKS” was able to increase my retirement age from 65 to 70. They made the process simple and easy for me. I would recommend them to anyone with a WCB claim.”
Lorrie Bartley
Lorrie Bartley
GKS was amazing and helpful. I had a claim denied by work safe. GKS helped me fight for my rights and will my claim. They are helpful, knowledgeable and supportive.
Just HeatherM
Just HeatherM
I can’t express enough how grateful I am for GKS law firm , I have a workplace injury and was treated very unprofessionally for something that is completely out of my control, I reached out to the Gail and her firm , they were and are very understanding, truthful and professional, Gail and her team helped to receive what was fair and continues to to be fair , they have helped myself win two appeals and wage loss benefits.They continue to look after me as I move forward, thank you GKS law firm for helping me have a voice and to be treated fairly, professionally and with dignity which is all I ever asked for . I highly recommend Gail and GKS law firm for actions with WCB .
Lakhvir Sahota
Lakhvir Sahota
“I would like to thank Gail and her team at GKS Law Firm for helping me with my WorkSafeBC Claim. They did an amazing job helping me win and now my shoulder injury has finally been accepted.”

Physical Injuries

Psychological Conditions

Head Injuries

Occupational Diseases

When You Should Hire a WorkSafeBC (WCB) lawyer

If you’ve been denied or the decision does not appropriately address your injuries or losses, we can help.

Once WorkSafeBC has communicated their decision to you, you have a tight timeline within which to appeal this decision. Most decisions from WorkSafeBC require you to request a review within 90 days, however, some must be appealed within 30 days.

This is the ideal time to seek professional advice and speak with a lawyer. We can help you to understand your legal options, and the process of appealing the decision.

Our firm offers a free consultation to assess how we can help you to reach the decision you are entitled to as a result of your injury.

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What to Expect from Your WCB Appeal

Allow us to guide you through each step of the appeal process. If your claim has been denied, we will be with you each step of the way.

GKS Law Firm strives to give you the highest quality of legal representation by putting the law to work for you. We know that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to handling WorkSafeBC (WCB) cases. We have several years of legal experience that allows us to find tailored solutions that others may easily miss.

What We Do

Our injury lawyers in Burnaby and Surrey take care of your claim and refer you to relevant specialists when needed to help you prove your claim. When necessary, we have the tools to litigate (appeal) on your behalf and get you the compensation that you rightly deserve.

Why Choose Us

Quality Representation:

As a reputed law firm in Burnaby and Surrey, GKS enjoys a stellar reputation among the legal community and its growing roster of clients for providing high quality of representation.

Fair Fees:

Our legal fees are reasonable and fair. We aim to maximize the value of your compensation.

Exclusive Representation:

It is our job to ensure that you are fully aware of your situation and that your questions are duly answered quickly. In this lawyer-client relationship, we provide you with the best quality of advice while you provide us with instructions. At the end of the day, your case is what matters most to us.

We Handle the Legwork:

When life throws you a curveball, we can make sense of the situation to make your journey a tad bit easier. For WorkSafeBC legal matters, we’ve got your back. Unlike insurance companies, our law firm in Burnaby and Surrey has your best interests in mind. Our motto is A Dedicated Work Injury Law Firm By Your Side.

Step 1

Free Consultation

Together, we will assess your case and define your legal options to move forward and appeal the decision. We will be able to tell you within the initial consultation whether we will be able to help — and all it takes is half an hour of your time.

Step 2

Review Period 

Once you have retained GKS Law Firm* as your representative, we will order your disclosure file from WCB. In most cases, we will begin the process to request a review of your decision. Once submissions have been sent, the case will be subject to review.

Step 3

The Appeal

If we continue to appeal, the case will be taken to the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal and may require a hearing. We allow you to be as involved as you wish throughout the process, but aim to handle most of the appeal details to provide you with peace of mind as we move towards the final decision. Most WCB appeals take about 12-18 months once you’ve requested a review of the decision letter.

Case Studies

Selected Accomplishments

Case study 1

WCB Appeal
Disability Pension & Vocational Rehabilitation
"In 2012, WCB cut me off of benefits stating that my knee injury had resolved. Ms Sharma represented me in several appeals and wrote letters to WCB on my behalf. Ms. Sharma managed to get my knee injury accepted as permanent, a disability pension, vocational rehabilitation benefits and acceptance of my psychological condition. I am grateful that I had Ms. Sharma to represent me. I would recommend her to anyone with a WCB claim."

- A. Cruse

Following a fall, our client suffered multiple injuries and a psychological condition as a result. WorkSafeBC had terminated our client’s wage loss benefits after finding her injury was resolved, as well as her psychological condition. If the injuries were not accepted as permanent, she would not have received the proper pensions or benefits.

After several appeals, and at our request to the Board to adjudicate and accept the psychological condition, we were able to work towards the decision our client deserved. The psychological condition was accepted as a permanent condition, the Board granted the worker a permanent partial disability award as well as vocational rehabilitation benefits.


WCB Appeal
Acceptance of Claim
"I was injured at work but WCB denied my claim. I had a history of back problems but was able to work with these previous problems. However, when I injured my back even further at work, I soon became disabled from working. Ms. Sharma represented me in my appeal and at my oral hearing. Due to the efforts of Ms. Sharma, I was able to get my claim accepted. I was glad to have Ms. Sharma on my side. I would recommend her services to others with WCB claims."

- G. Kumar

Our client had been denied their claim for a back injury arising out of, and in the course of, his employment. With a history of back problems, including two prior back claims which were also denied, we appealed the decision at the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

The appeal was allowed and the claim was accepted. We were able to prove that the injury did arise out of and in the course of his employment.


WCB Appeal
Permanent Partial Disability Award
“WCB initially gave me a pension award of 10% for my total disability. Ms. Sharma handled my appeal and was able to get my WCB pension award increased to 32%. Ms. Sharma helped me with a difficult case and I was very happy with the results. Thanks to Ms. Sharma I was able to get through the appeal process with a successful outcome.”

- J.B.

Our client had been awarded a permanent partial disability award in the amount of 11.2% with 10% of total disability for her psychological condition. The Board however, did not provide her with an award for a ventral hernia.

We made submissions on behalf of our client in support of their appeal. It was concluded that she was entitled to a rating of 30% for her psychological condition, and an additional 2% for her ventral hernia.

* Past results not necessarily indicative of future results and amount received can vary according to individual cases.
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Once you’ve received your decision letter from WorkSafeBC, you are usually limited to 90 days to request a review of your decision. Meet with an experienced lawyer to better understand your options and the next steps in your appeal. We look forward to hearing from you.

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