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Decision Search Help: General Instructions

Performing a Search

by Decision No.

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by Reporter Citation

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Searching by Reporter Citation

You can search decisions by reporter citation. The W.S.I.A.T. Reporter (also referred to as W.S.I.A.T.R.) is a quarterly paper publication produced by the Tribunal. It contains headnotes and the full text of selected Tribunal decisions which cover a broad range of compensation issues. It was formerly called W.C.A.T. Reporter (or W.C.A.T.R.) and in Tribunal decisions released before 1998, the Reporter is cited under its former name.

In 2010, publication of the W.S.I.A.T. Reporter was discontinued. However, you can search all previous published version of the W.S.I.A.T. Reporter using a search by Reporter Citation.

If you know the citation to a reported decision, you can search by the exact citation. A Reporter citation is given in a specific format, for example, 3 W.C.A.T.R. 1 or 59 W.S.I.A.T.R. 47.

To perform a search, you need to make sure that the title Reporter Citation is visible in the dropdown box (if you have just opened the Decision Summary Search page, the dropdown box will be showing the title References). If it is not visible, click on the arrow beside the dropdown box and click on the title Reporter Citation.

Enter a reporter citation in the Reporter Citation box. Using the dropdown box beside the Reporter Citation box, choose one of the following search options (click on a search option to learn more about it):

All words - (Note: this is the default)
Any words
Exact phrase.


Then, click on the Search button to start your search.

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If you do not know the exact reporter citation and would simply want to display decisions that have been reported, you can do so by using the Reported Decisions Only filter. See the section on Filters for a detailed discussion of this method.

 

Search Options
The search option that you choose will determine how the search will be performed.

 

All words

Selecting this option will cause the search to display decisions that contain all the words which you typed in the Reporter Citation box.

---> For example:
A search for 59 W.S.I.A.T.R. 47 will display only decisions where the terms 59 AND W.S.I.A.T.R. AND 47 all appear in the reporter citation. These terms do not need to be in any specific order and may be separated by other words or characters.


Any Words

Selecting this option will cause the search to display decisions that contain any of the words which you typed in the Reporter Citation box.

---> For example:
A search for 59 W.S.I.A.T.R. 47 will display decisions where the terms 59 OR W.S.I.A.T.R. OR 47 appear in the reporter citation. The result would therefore be broader than the "All Words" search.


Exact Phrase

Selecting this option causes the search to display only decisions that contain the exact phrase which you typed in the Reporter Citation box.

---> For example:
A search for 59 W.S.I.A.T.R. 47 will display decisions where the exact phrase 59 W.S.I.A.T.R. 47 appears together in the reporter citation.

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