WCB: Recurrence Does Not Mean Deterioration

The Supreme Court of British Columbia judicially reviewed a decision of the WCB Board of Directors concerning the meaning of injury recurrence in, Cowburn v. Worker’s Compensation Board of British Columbia, 2006 BCSC 722. The Court held that it was patently unreasonable to interpret injury “recurrence” to mean “deterioration” of the condition resulting from an injury. The decision will be of interest to those individuals dealing with further entitlements following the long term course of an injury.

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