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Tip of the Month #8

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TOP 10 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN MAKING AN ICBC CLAIM

Mistake #8: You Don’ t Obtain the Household Help That You Need

If your doctor supports you and your inability to do some or all of your household chores and cleaning, ICBC is required to fund up to $145 per week for “household assistance”. 

Anything above and beyond that expense can be claimed as part of your further out of pocket expenses.

Tip of the Month #7

TOP 10 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN MAKING AN ICBC CLAIM

Mistake #7: What to do when a Friend, Relative, or Spouse Causes an Accident While You are a Passenger 

People are often concerned with advancing an ICBC injury claim when their spouse, friend or relative was driving the vehicle. They often don`t understand that they have a valid injury claim. Common situations include, a single vehicle accident where the driver,

Mistake #5: You Attend an ICBC-Appointed Doctor or Specialist Without Retaining Your Own Medical Specialist.

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Mistake #5: You Attend an ICBC-Appointed Doctor or Specialist Without Retaining Your Own Medical Specialist.

 

ICBC often uses the same medical specialists. Sometimes, those specialists prepare written reports for ICBC that may well help your case, but you won’t know this because ICBC claims privilege over the reports (this means they do not have to disclose the report to you).  Often, those reports hurt your case.  

 

Top 10 ICBC Claim Mistakes – Tip of the Month #4

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Mistake #4: Your Doctor Does Not Examine You Regularly After Your Accident

It is extremely important that your doctor examine you fairly regularly during the initial period of significant pain, at least once per month (twice if possible).

If a significant injury is later discovered ie. rotator cuff tears, disc bulges, labral tears etc., then it can become difficult to obtain medical opinions connecting those injuries to the car accident. Your family doctor may not support the case if he/she feels they didn’t discover the injury earlier.