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Viqar Quraishi

Viqar Quraishi, Q.C.

Viqar Quraishi, Q.C. used to be legal counsel for the Workers Compensation Board of Alberta.  He has over 30+ years experience as a lawyer. If you are a company or you are an employer and need help navigating the waters; or if you are

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seriously injured, need to appeal your claim  or just need some advice – the best thing to do is call Viqar Quraishi.  He has the experience to help.

Mr. Quraishi was awarded a Queen’s Counsel designation (Q.C.) in 2004.  This is an honor bestowed upon Alberta lawyers from time to time by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of Alberta.  It recognizes outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the community at large. It is intended to recognize a lawyer’s achievement and standing in the legal profession and professional integrity.

As you can see below – Mr. Quraishi literally wrote the book on Workers’ Compensation in Alberta!

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Viqar Quraishi wrote a book fo

r which he was awarded a Masters in Philosophy by the University of London (England).  He was the author.  Here is the Table of Contents of that book.

Workers’ Compensation In Alberta – An Overview, by Viqar Quraishi

INTRODUCTION

a. Background and Principles of CompensationVQ Sitting in Desk
b. Application of The Workers’ Compensation Act to Various Classes of Persons
c. Application of The Workers’ Compensation Act to

Interprovincial Undertakings
d. Coverage for Accidents Without the Province of Alberta
e. Entitlement to Compensation

ADMINISTRATIVE MACHINERY

a. Workers’ Compensation Board, Constitution, and Membership
b. Jurisdiction of the Board
c. Subrogation and Third Party Proceedings
d. Effects of Subrogation of the Board
e. Third Party Proceedings – Administrative Practice of the Board

COMPENSABLE INJURIES AND DISABLEMENT
a. Eligibility for Compensation

b. The Concept of Accident
c. The Concept in the Phrase, “Arising out of and in the Course of Employment”
d. Medical Examination of Worker

AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION, MEDICAL AID, LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT AND REHABILITATION
a. Death Benefits
b. Compensation for Disabilities
c. Nature of Medical Aid
d. Lump Sum Settlement and Pension Advances
e. Rehabilitation

ACCIDENT FUND AND ASSESSMENTS
a. Accident Fund
b. Assessments
c. Enforcement of Payment of Assessment (Collection Procedures)
d. Priorities of the Board for Unpaid Assessment
e. General Provisions

APPELLATE PROCEDURES
a. Entitlement to Appeal
b. Hearings Before the Claims Review and Assessment Review Committees
c. Appeals and Hearings Before The Workers’ Compensation Board
d. The Ombudsman
e. The Court
f.  Claims Advisory Service
g. Remarks on the Appellate Procedures

MODERN TRENDS
a. Concept of Global Compensation
b. The Modern British Social Security System
c. Access of Information at The Workers’ Compensation Board
d. Liberality of Interpretation
e. Expansion of Workers’ Compensation Coverage
f.  Award in Specific Issues
g. Teaching and Research Trends

EVALUATION OF ALBERTA SYSTEM AND SUGGESTIONS FOR REFORM
a. Evaluation of Alberta System
b. Suggestions for Reform

Viqar Quraishi has been working as a lawyer and helping Albertan’s since even before he wrote the book.  If you are an employer or an injured party who needs help dealing with the WCB – this Edmonton WCB lawyer can help you.