What’s the purpose of the entitlement presumption? There isn’t one, if we fail to tell the WSIAT about it.

Recently I revisited a WSIAT decision from last December whose interpretation of the “entitlement presumption”—a fundamental principle of workers’ compensation law—caused consternation among worker advocates when it was first released.

It’s a case that’s still worth discussing, not just because of the importance of the “entitlement presumption,” but also because we can draw a broader lesson about advocacy from it. Continue reading