Actually here in Canada an employee only has 90 days to appeal a decision and the employer has the same 90 days. There is also many consequences for lieing to WCB including, fines, jail time and criminal charges. Yes, they follow what doctors say, but the doctor must indicate the injury occured at work or the claim will be denied. WCB looks out only for WCB. They don't care about employees or employers. In our case, we had all our documentation, proof in black and white, that my husband was hurt at work, even saw their specialist on top of our family doctor, all who said the injury occured at work, and he was denied (we did win our appeal though but have been screwed over more times that I care to count since dealing with them). They base their decisions on a medical advisor who reviews the paper work but never actually examines the injured person. Now saying that, my parents own a grocery store and had a claim against them because a worker pinched some belly fat in a cooler door and got a bruise, she was entitled to one months pay. WCB is a government run organization who expects the employers to pay premiums, but doesn't actually do anything to help either the employee or employer, they do it to line their own pockets. The screw yous certainly go both ways and I seriously feel for anyone, employee or employer, who has to deal with WCB.