A Merritt, B.C., man says he was shocked to discover that notes from his physiotherapist in his official worker's compensation file used derogatory comments to describe him and his injuries.
Robert Munro, 37, hurt his back in December while on the job, delivering furniture. He filed a WorkSafeBC claim and ended up in physiotherapy.
But while reviewing his WorkSafeBC file, he came across comments referring to him as a "redneck hick to death" and an "uneducated massive redneck p—y," and claimed he was "playing the system."
Munro says his file has since been edited to remove the inappropriate comments, and was told by his case manager it was so he didn't have to relive seeing it every time he logged on to WorkSafe for information about his case.
Munro says he would like an apology from the physiotherapist. Beyond that, he said, he's still too angry to know how he wants the situation to be rectified.