December 3, 2012- Insurance Corporation of British Columbia ( ICBC) injury claim benefits after car accidents must be paid to British Columbians that are insured by ICBC.  Loss of income due to a vehicle injury can entitle you to disability benefits from ICBC regardless of whether you are at fault for the car accident or  employed at the time of the car  accident.  Here are a few tips from a personal injury lawyer in British Columbia when it comes to claiming for accident benefits from ICBC:
1.  The ICBC Accident Benefits  stipulates that to be an employed person the claimant must have been employed for 6 of the 12 months immediately preceding the injury. It is the being employed, not the amount of work done, during those 6 months that counts. Put another way, a person who works part‑time for 6 months is no less employed than a  person who works 18 hours a day for the same period.  See  Total Temporary Disability Benefits  and the case of Pavlovich v. ICBC .  
2.  ICBC has to pay benefits for all reasonable expenses incurred by an  insured as a result of the injury for necessary medical, surgical, dental, hospital, ambulance or professional nursing services, or for necessary physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, occupational therapy or speech therapy or for prosthesis or orthosis, subject to the statutory limits.
3.   The ICBC  is not liable to pay for more than 12 physical therapy treatments ( see Section 88(8) ) for each accident unless, before any additional treatment is given, a medical doctor certifies in writing that  the treatment is necessary .
Check out our short video about ICBC physiotherapy benefits. There are other benefits that may apply to your case such as death benefits and benefits for loss of homemaking. Contact a personal injury lawyer   and ensure the personal injury lawyer will agree to represent you for your accident benefit claim against ICBC.
Posted by Personal Injury Lawyer Mr. Renn A. Holness , B.A., LL.B.


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  2. My roomate and self was backed over by handidart in November 10/11 and now they do not wish to pay me for pushing wheel chair to appointments, interviews,etc I am living with my roomate who has 1 missing limb and can not push a chair or take it down hill, you need to apply brakes, ICBC refuses to buy a scooter for her, she has her other fingers so she drops things due to careless handidart driver, back pain and three witnesses, the driver backed up ran over us and the wheel chair, we never came from the bus either, one lane of traffic , people including self was trying to get drivers attention, he was arguing with a client he was letting off bus.
    I need to figure out about Reg 84 as Homemaker assistant.
    ICBC should do something other than hurt people, rules are put there as a guideline and they say no to paying me, I say they should.
    I did not sue when the bus hit me but I may if this continues.

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