Read our new blog post
Have you been injured in a car crash and you are recovering but things aren’t going as planned? The claims process can be challenging to find your way through, especially for acquired brain injury survivors. With ICBC’s new changes, the focus has shifted away from financially compensating injuries to a care-based system. There’s now more money available for your medical care, treatment and rehabilitation expenses, as well as wage loss if you’re unable to work.
If you are a BC resident and were injured in a car crash after April 1st, 2019, this final blog post in our series describes everything you need to know about the middle stages of accessing the treatment options and accident benefits you are entitled to, as well as the final stage of ending the claims process.
It answers FAQs like:
- What is the definition of a minor injury?
- What if I’m not recovering as expected?
- What if I don’t have a family doctor?
- What injury settlements are available to me?
- How do I navigate a dispute with ICBC?
- How does the end of the claims process work?
Sign up for our newsletter to receive the online survey we will be sending out in the near future. We want to collect meaningful stories that reflect survivors’ experiences in navigating the new ICBC claims process.
A letter from our president
Greetings to all! Within the Brain Injury Community across Canada there is added awareness and excitement with our cause as June is Brain Injury Awareness month. Many Brain Injury agencies plan events during Brain Injury Awareness Month. Unfortunately, this year, COVID 19 has forced cancellation or postponement of many of the events.
Despite the negative impact of COVID 19 the BCBIA will not be deterred. We have our platform of Brainstreams.ca as a means to continue sharing relevant and up to date information in regard to the field of brain injury.
With COVID 19 infecting and impacting tens of thousands across Canada, we are particularly attentive to the effects that the virus has on its victims in regard to brain injury impairment. We are receiving anecdotal reports of a brain injury caused by COVID 19. We will be reviewing and gathering research as it becomes available and posting findings on this new COVID19 page.
I also need to share how you may be able to assist the BCBIA with financial support. We have established a partnership with Canada Helps. Please, take a moment to visit this link and consider supporting us. For those unaware of Canada Helps, you have several options to donate to us. It could be: monthly or a one off donation. From a BCBIA perspective, there are efficiencies and savings that assist us as formal tax receipts and required documentation are provided immediately.
I thank you in advance for considering your support to us and contributing to the BCBIA. Your Board will strive to be excellent stewards of your funds.
We wish you good health and safety as we endure COVID 19. As well, we wish you the best as you continue your journey in the world of Brain Injury.
Geoffrey Sing ~ President – BCBIA