Initial Medical Care

See a doctor as soon as possible to document the injuries and receive medical care

If you have been injured in an accident, it is very important to see a doctor as soon as possible to document the injuries and receive medical care. This will not only help you in in your recovery but also help avoid the argument from ICBC that you were not injured or minimally injured in the accident because you never sought early medical treatment.

If you cannot get in to see your regular doctor within the first few days after the accident, try a walk-in clinic or emergency ward. Waiting a week or more to see a doctor after an accident only heightens ICBC’s concerns about your injury claim. Indeed, with the “minor injury” caps on compensation coming into effect for accidents on or after April 1, 2019, late reporting of injuries will give ICBC good reason to severely limit the compensation you can receive by designating your claim as a “minor injury”.