What Accident Benefits Available?
Being injured in an accident can be a very traumatic experience. Accident Benefits are one type of benefit that may be available to you to assist in your recovery. Navigating through the Accident Benefits system can be complicated and stressful and a personal injury lawyer at FDTLaw may be able to assist you in applying for these benefits.
Income Replacement Benefit (IRB)
If you have suffered a substantial inability to perform the essential tasks of your employment, IRB may be available to you. IRB is equal to 70% of you pre-accident gross income at a maximum of $400.00 per week.
If you have suffered a complete inability to carry on a normal life as a result of an accident and within 104 weeks after the accident you do not qualify for the income replacement benefit, then the non-earner benefit may be available to you. The non-earner benefit is $185.00 per week.
Medical Rehab Expenses
It is important to note that OHIP does not cover all rehab expenses in Ontario and depending on the severity of your injury; medical rehab expenses may be available to you. There are three levels of medical rehab benefits being minor injury, catastrophic and non-minor non-catastrophic.
Minor Injury is defined as one or more of a sprain, strain, whiplash associated disorder, contusion, abrasion, laceration and any clinically associated condition which is the consequence of a previous disease or injury. minor injury benefits are capped at $3,500.00.
Catastrophic Injury examples include paraplegia, loss of vision, brain injury, mental impairment. Catastrophic injury has a maximum medical rehab benefit of 1 million dollars for life.
Non-Minor and Non Catastrophic most represented claimants fall under this category. These claimants fall in the middle of a minor or a catastrophic injury. These injuries have a maximum benefit of $65,000 together with attendant care for up to 5 years.
Navigating through the Accident Benefits system can be stressful and complicated. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact us online for a free legal consultation or by phone at 1-800-563-6348.