Decades-old case drags on, son finds out money doesn’t grow on trees

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Powell Estate v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Board), 2003 CarswellBC 2070 (B.C. C.A.)

In 1937 James Atchison fell from a tree while working. He received a disability pension from the (then) Workmen’s Compensation Board. He died in 1955. His widow, Margaret Atchison, applied for a widow’s pension.

She was denied, because they said his death was not related to the accident. Nearly 10 years later, she remarried.