Relapse following a work accident
The APTS successfully defended an educator working in a youth centre who, after getting hit in the face with a basketball while working, sustained a mild head injury. Because of the difficult conditions surrounding her return to work (understaffing, no other experienced employees, some of the young people going through serious crises, inaction by the manager, etc.), two weeks later the employee experienced extreme fatigue, headaches, difficulties sleeping and problems concentrating. Doctor’s notes from three physicians convinced the tribunal that the employee had suffered a relapse after her head injury and the CNESST will have to compensate her anew.