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Navigating Minor Car Accident Injuries Under ICBC Regulation

Published on Sep 3, 2019 at 5:59 pm in Car Accidents.

The new ICBC Minor Injury Regulation hurts you if you’re in a car crash after April 1, 2019 and sustain minor injuries.

Here is what you need to know about minor injuries and ICBC regulations:

  • The new regulation affect anyone who was in a collision with a motor vehicle in British Columbia. This means that if you were a pedestrian, cyclist, a driver, or passenger of a car, truck, or motorcycle in a crash after April 1, 2019, the new regulation affects you.
  • If you have one or more of these injuries from the collision, the new regulation affects you:
    1. Cuts, scrapes and bruises
    2. Sprains or strains
    3. Pain
    4. Psychological or psychiatric illnesses
    5. Concussions
    6. Jaw injuries
    7. Whiplash
    8. Fractured or dislocated spine
  • If ICBC labels your injuries as minor, it can seriously limit your ability to make a claim for your injuries, and impact your ability to get treatment and recover.
  • We can fight ICBC when they say your injury is minor.

Here are the best things you can do after the collision to get out from the new regulation:

    1. See them early and often. The most important thing you can do following a crash is to look after your own health and recovery. Tell them what hurts. Tell them if it keeps hurting. Tell your doctor if it isn’t getting better.
    1. If you cannot work, or if work is harder for you for 4 months, your injury is not minor. Talk to us about getting wage replacement while you recover.
    1. ICBC’s minor injury law is designed to resolve cases quickly. Don’t let it cost you.

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