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Manager Can’t Prove Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Was Work-Related

A front-end manager blamed the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in her left wrist on repetitive flexion and extension of the wrist exerted while performing cashier duties. But the Nova Scotia WCB concluded that there wasn’t enough to prove that this was the cause of her CTS, noting that she performed cashier duties only one shift per week and that her other management duties required upper extremity activities only occasionally and generally not over a sustained period of time. The Appeals Tribunal found the WCB’s decision reasonable and refused to overturn it [2016-516-AD (Re), 2019 CanLII 59127 (NS WCAT), June 28, 2019].

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