Department of Justice

Legal Services

Workers' Advocate

The Workers' Advocate is appointed by the Minister of Justice to advocate on the behalf of injured workers.

The main duty of the Workers' Advocate is to advise workers and the dependants of deceased workers on the workers' compensation process, and the meaning and effect of compensation claims.

The Workers' Advocate can also assist or represent a worker when negotiating a claim. This could include representation before an adjudicator, hearing officer or an appeal committee.

The Workers' Advocate is a member of the public service appointed to fulfill the duties outlined in section 109 of the Workers' Compensation Act [228KB ].

Read the following annual reports:

Workers' Advocate Office 2016 Annual Report

Workers' Advocate Office 2017 Annual Report

Workers' Advocate Office 2018 Annual Report



As a worker you should know...

  • The Workers' Advocate is located in Whitehorse and can help you with matters pertaining to the Workers' Compensation Act and with the appeals process.
  • Workers' Advocate services are available to you at no charge.
  • The Workers' Advocate is an employee of the Department of Justice and is independent of the Workers' Compensation Board. The Workers' Advocate has full access to all Board files and records relating to any claim they are reviewing, once you have signed and submitted an Authorization and Request for Disclosure form. 

Step 1: Call or email the Workers’ Advocate Office. Complete the Authorization and Request for Disclosure form and Authorization to Communicate by Email form, found below these steps. Fax, scan, email or mail your forms in. 
 
Step 2: Once the Authorization and Request for Disclosure form is complete, we will request a copy of your file(s).  After a thorough review of your claim file information, we will contact you to discuss your case. For multiple claims this may take up to a week.  

Step 3: We will provide advice to you on the next steps to take regarding your claim. 

Authorization and Request for Disclosure form

Authorization to Communicate by Email form
 

 

How the advocates can help you:

  • By providing general information about the Workers' Compensation process: policies, procedures, interpreting your claim.
  • By advising injured workers on what actions they can take and by helping to gather the necessary information.
  • By determining if there is a problem with a claim that can be resolved through an appeal.
  • By preparing and presenting appeals.  

 

Workers' Advocate Links

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Contact Worker's Advocate

Mailing Address:
Worker's Advocate
Department of Justice
Government of Yukon
Box 2703 (Q-1)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Phone: (867) 667-5324
Toll Free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5324
Fax: (867) 393-6346
Email: workers.advocate@gov.yk.ca