Am I entitled to benefits from ICBC?
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Hi there, my name is Krystle Gill, I’m a lawyer with Hart Legal’s personal injury department. Today I’m going to talk to you about ICBC’s No Fault or Part 7 Benefits. So, what are they? If you’re in a car accident in British Columbia, and regardless of whose fault it is, you’re entitled to some benefits. The four categories of Part 7 benefits are:
- Medical and Rehabilitative Benefit
- Disability Wage Loss Benefit
- Disability Homemaker Benefit
- Death Benefit
So, the first category, Medical and Rehabilitative Benefits, are the costs that are reasonable and necessary for medical treatment. So such things that are prescribed by your doctor, such as physiotherapy, chiropractic treatments, and prescription medications. The next category, the Disability Wage Loss Benefit, if you’re working at the time of the accident, and you can’t continue your duties at work, or you can’t go to work anymore, ICBC will cover up to 75% of your wage, per week, to a maximum of $300 per week. The third category is Disability Homemaker Benefit. If you’re a homemaker, and you can’t fulfill the tasks you used to fulfill, because of the injuries from the accident, ICBC will cover up to $145 per week. The last category, the Death Benefit, and thats ICBC will give up to $2500 to your estate to cover funeral expenses and a survivor benefit.
So that’s ICBC’s Part 7 benefits in a nutshell, thanks for listening and again, Krystle Gill, take care and bye for now.
Am I entitled to benefits from ICBC? Find out by calling our injury law firm at (250) 388-9477. We offer free 30 minute consultations.