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If a worker has a previous WorkSafeBC claim from their previous employment due to an injury and the same injury is aggravated at the new worksite, how does this factor into their current claim at the new worksite when they may also be on a probation?

Amanda (TeksMed Services): Being on Probation does not bar a worker from claim, however the Duty to Maintain employment only applies to workers who have been employed for at least 12 months. Many workers have underlying or pre-existing conditions, the Board can consider accepting this as only an aggravation to a pre-existing condition and/or may also consider granting the Employer Relief of Costs in such cases if an underlying or pre-existing condition is enhancing the injury or prolonging the recovery.