List of Research Papers*

The following papers were completed for the Royal Commission on Workers’ Compensation in British Columbia. Copies will be available through Queen’s Printer.

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ARA Consulting Group Inc., in association with James C. McDavid
ARA Consulting Group Inc., in association with James C. McDavid and Ted Semmens
Armstrong, Elspeth
Bryce, George K.
Bryce, George K., George Heinmiller and Victoria Macfarlane
Chaklader, Anjan
Currie, Janet
Evans, G. Dewey
Furlong, Susan
Giammarino, Ron and Gerald Garvey
Grover, Geoff
Gunderson, Morley and Douglas E. Hyatt
Institute for Work and Health
The production and presentation of the following papers was coordinated by the Institute:
Intersol Consulting Associates Ltd., (Principal Investigator: Alain Rabeau)
Law, David K.
Macfarlane, Victoria, Angela Weltz and Geoff Grover
Macfarlane, Victoria and Diana Tindall
Macfarlane, Victoria and Angela Weltz
Macfarlane, Victoria
Matheson, David S., and Georgene Miller
Mercer Investment Consulting; William M. Mercer Ltd.
Nelson-McDermott, Susan
Perrin, Thorau & Associates Ltd.
Praxis, Inc.
1.0 Entitlement
2.0 Coverage
3.0 Benefits
4.0 Adjudication
5.0 Pensions
6.0 Appeals
7.0 Governance
8.0 Accountability
9.0 Vocational Rehabilitation
10.0 Prevention
11.0 Legislation
12.0 System Administration and Organization
13.0 Service
14.0 Communication
15.0 Revenue Generation (Funding)
16.0 Medical Services
17.0 Fatalities Benefits
18.0 Disclosure
Ryan, Karen
Samuels, Sharon
  • Appeals from WCB Adjudication
1.0 Systemic Problems Associated with the Appeal Process
2.0 Accessibility of the Appeal Process
3.0 Nature of the Appeal Process & Procedural Issues
4.0 Appeal Structure: Independence and Number of Levels
5.0 MRP Issues
Memorandum Re Alternative Dispute Resolution During Claims Adjudication and Appeals: Draft in Progress
Complaints Overview
Appendix A:
Bibliography
Semmens & Adams
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (Principal Investigators: Schwartz, Saul, Therese Jennissen and Michael Prince)
Tindall, Diana
University of British Columbia, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research: Clyde Hertzman, Kimberlyn McGrail and Robert Hirtle
Wallbank, Rosemary, Sylvia Robinson, Shannon Turner, Nancy Cameron, and John Sehmer
Weltz, Angela and Geoff Grover
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