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:
- Cuts, scrapes and bruises
- Sprains or strains
- Psychological or psychiatric illnesses
- Jaw injuries
- 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:
- SEE YOUR DOCTOR.
- 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.
- DON’T PUSH YOURSELF.
- 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.
- MEET WITH US.
- ICBC’s minor injury law is designed to resolve cases quickly. Don’t let it cost you.