Dancer Waited Too Long to Challenge Denial of Workers’ Comp Claim

A dancer at a lounge fell six feet onto her head and suffered a serious spinal injury. Her worker’s comp claim was denied. Almost three years later, the dancer said she had new information and wanted to reopen her claim. The Appeal Tribunal said the limitation for filing an appeal had expired. And a court agreed. The dancer’s alleged extenuating circumstances didn’t explain the long delay in appealing the denial of her claim or bringing forward the new evidence about her condition [Malanchuk v. Fairley, [2012] YKSC 20 (CanLII), March 20, 2012].