Worker’s Knee, Ankle and Back Pain Tied to Working on Concrete Floors

A worker filed a workers’ comp claim, alleging that the bilateral knee, right ankle and back pain he suffered was a result of prolonged standing and walking on concrete floors on the job for five years. His claim was denied, so he appealed. The Appeals Commission reversed the denial, ruling that the weight of the medical and other evidence supported the probability that the worker’s reported medical problems were causally related to his performance of his work duties [Decision No: 2013-1082, [2014] CanLII 4557 (AB WCAC), Feb. 6, 2014].