If you were working at the time of the accident it is very important to determine if the other motorist involved in the accident was also working. According to the laws of British Columbia, special rules apply where both you and the other motorist involved in the accident were both working. In such a scenario, if you were injured and suffered loss and expense including a loss of income you can only seek compensation through WorkSafe BC.
There are strict timelines associated with your potential claim. The Workers Compensation Act of British Columbia places a three month limitation on claiming compensation through WorkSafe BC. This means that there is a short time frame to act to preserve your legal rights.
If the other motorist was not working at the time of the accident, then you can elect to make a claim through WorkSafe BC or make a claim against the other motorist through ICBC. The compensation systems under WorkSafe BC and ICBC generally yield very different results. If you have been in a car accident, you should contact Heath Law LLP to discuss your options.
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