A preliminary issue hearing was held where Adjudicator Norris determined that the claimant was barred from proceeding under the doctrine of res judicata. The Tribunal had previously determined that the claimant’s injuries had not been caused or exacerbated by the accident. The claimant argued that her second application was for now for entitlement to NEBs and that she had new evidence in the form of catastrophic impairment assessment reports which had been obtained, but not submitted as part of her initial application. The Tribunal disagreed with the claimant’s argument. Adjudicator Norris wrote that when the Tribunal determined that she did not sustain an impairment from the accident, it was also concluded that she would not qualify for NEBs. Further, the catastrophic impairment assessment reports were not new evidence. The reports were in the possession of the claimant when she applied for reconsideration of the original decision and if she believed that the reports would have affected the outcome of her claim, she was required to submit them at that time. The principle of res judicata meant that the claimant could not relitigate a matter and the appeal is dismissed.