Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal

Important Notice



Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal
1465 Brenton Street, Suite 201
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3T4



COVID-19 Safety Measures


Due to the pandemic most hearings will take place by telephone or writing.  In extraordinary circumstances, an in-person hearing may be granted.  There are strict COVID-19 rules for any in-person hearings.  Please click this link for information on video and telephone hearings.



The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal is closed to the public except for the pick-up or drop-off of mail, documents and packages.  There is no in-person service at this time.  If you require assistance with an appeal, please call us at 902-424-2250.




The Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal is an independent tribunal which hears and decides appeals from final decisions of the Workers' Compensation Board.

To learn more about what we do, visit the About the Tribunal section.

Notre formulaire « Demande d'appel » et notre brochure « Comment faire appel » sont maintenant offerts en français.

Who can appeal?

  • a worker
  • a deceased worker's dependant
  • a deceased worker's estate
  • an employer wishing to challenge a compensation decision
  • an employer wishing to challenge an assessment decision

Before appealing to the Tribunal, you must go through the internal appeals process at the Board and receive a final decision of a hearing officer. Read more about the process in the Appeals Section, or download the Notice of Appeal form (PDF) (French version).  Completed forms should be returned to the Tribunal with a copy of the hearing officer's decision.