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Psychological Injuries Can Net Big Dollars

If you’re hurt in a car accident, your physical injuries may heal fairly quickly. But the accident could also trigger long-lasting psychological injuries – for which you could be entitled to compensation. …

Video Surveillance Can Hurt Your Injury Claims

Did you know that if you’re hurt in a car crash, the defence (i.e., ICBC) may secretly film your activities after the accident to try and discredit you or reduce your claim? Car crashes often lead to whiplash and other types of soft tissue injuries to the neck and back. These types of injuries, and the pain they cause, are very real and sometimes persist for years. Unfortunately, they’re notoriously hard to pin down objectively by medical tests. Courts must therefore rely on your own testimony, medical records of your complaints to your doctor or therapists, and expert opinions. …

Hurt In A Hit And Run? You And ICBC

If you’re the victim of a hit and run in B.C., you may be able to collect compensation from ICBC for your injuries or property damage. But getting that money isn’t automatic – you first have to try and find the identity of the at-fault driver/owner of the fleeing vehicle. …

Two Accidents, But Inseparable Injuries

Say you’re injured in a car accident that’s not your fault. Then, before you’re fully recovered, you suffer the misfortune of getting re-injured in another accident, where you’re also not to blame. Do you have to sue both defendants and have two trials – at double the cost? …

Can You Get a Long Term Disability for Fibromyalgia in Canada?

More than 2-8% of Canada’s population suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that limits an individual’s ability to function daily due to symptoms such as body pain, tenderness, and fatigue. Since victims may experience disruption in their ability to work, fibromyalgia is now a long-term disability in Canada. This means that you may qualify for …

Brain Injuries And Their Effects In Car Crashes

“Mental Illness often a Byproduct of Concussions” declared an attention-grabbing newspaper headline recently. The effort to draw attention to the often misunderstood subject of brain injuries (of which concussions are a common type) is justified. “Concussion” or even “mild concussion” sounds harmless and, too often, is incorrectly viewed lightly, like a sprain or minor fracture. …

Return to Work After Long-Term Disability in Canada

Are you considering returning to work after long-term disability Canada? It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to try and pressure their injured clients who have been off work and on long-term disability to return to work even when they’re not ready or able to. …

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