What is the test for determining whether an accepted injury was a contributory factor in a subsequent injury or condition?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from A2002093 (Re), 2022 CanLII 20648 (BC WCAT):

It is well-established that the accepted injury need not be the only cause or even the most significant cause of a subsequent injury or condition for the subsequent injury or condition to be compensable. Causative significance is sufficient. (Schulmeister v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal), 2007 BCSC 1580 and Chima v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, 2009 BCSC 1574).

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