So you get injured and you're not able to work. What do you do?
Right after your injury, you should seriously consider hiring a lawyer to help you with all of the difficulties that you face. It is very important that steps are taken to guarantee your flow of money while you are recovering from your injury.
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You should take immediate steps to ensure that whatever income streams you're entitled come to you so you can continue to meet your expenses that you have to pay whether you're working or not.
It often takes a number of weeks for EI to process your claim and start the flow of income. ICBC is usually quicker to react in providing the $300 per week.
Once your sick leave and short-term benefits are exhausted, it is usual for ICBC to pay the $300 per week until EI starts paying you for up to 15 weeks.
If you do not have a long-term disability plan, ICBC will continue its $300 per week payment once the 15 weeks of EI medical benefits have been exhausted.
Yearwood – Dyson* Lawyers offers a free 1-hour interview for all personal injury claims. Contact us or book an appointment online. For your convenience, we can meet you at our offices in Vancouver or Surrey. We also offer home, hospital and workplace visits by appointment.