Injured worker wins 14-year appeals battle over ability to do recommended job

Workers’ compensation board and tribunal determined suitability of job for injured worker without finding out if required modifications could actually be done
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/29/2015

A British Columbia worker with a partial disability from a workplace accident has won a long battle in getting an assessment that he was suitable for a particular position overturned.

Douglas Amos was a truck driver in the logging industry in British Columbia. He started in 1976 and mostly worked as an off-highway driver in remote areas and isolated logging roads in the province.