Is cognitive impairment secondary to a compensable injury sufficient to meet the requirements of the BC Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal of BC?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from WCAT-2015-01444 (Re), 2015 CanLII 97200 (BC WCAT):

The worker’s representative asked me to take note of the case of Schulmeister v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) 2007 BCSC 1580, which he argues stands for the proposition that evidence of cognitive impairment secondary to a compensable injury is sufficient to meet the requirements of the Board of causative significance; leading to the conclusion the worker’s death was a compensable consequence of their claim conditions as their cognitive impairment resulted in death.

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