Support for Injured Workers to help with WCB – Alberta Fair Practices Office (FPO)
Alberta new office to improve supports for injured workers. The independent Fair Practices Office will provide a single point of access to help injured workers navigate the workers’ compensation system.
As a result of the workers’ compensation system review, An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans established an independent Fair Practices Office to:
-Help workers and employers navigate the system.
-Assist and advocate for workers and certain employers through the review and appeals process.
-Be a place for people to raise concerns.
-Monitor trends in the workers’ compensation system to ensure that it is working efficiently and effectively.
“During the WCB review, many Albertans shared their experiences and recommendations for how the system could be improved. That’s why we have established the independent Fair Practices Office, to ensure that workers and employers are treated fairly when dealing with the workers’ compensation system.
Christina Gray, Minister of Labour
Albertans who wish to reach the Fair Practices Office, can call toll-free 1-866-427-0115 (on demand interpretation is available over the phone in several different languages) or visit fpoalberta.ca