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Are all personal injuries subject to the same rules and processes?
This is a complicated “no” answer. Say, for example, you are injured in a motor vehicle accident. If so, there are very particular rules and processes that apply. However, even in the case of motor vehicle accidents, there are special situations that make the answer an even more complicated one.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident as a driver in the course of your employment duties, you may have to seek recovery through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, which is a different type of no-fault system than the typical automobile system.
It is critical that an early determination of these procedural issues is determined so that you take the necessary steps within the many prescribed time limits. In every case, the injured party is responsible for making application for the benefits and compensation they are entitled to by completing a series of forms, some of which may have to be completed by employers and health care providers.
Each type of injury will have limitation and notice requirements, the missing of which can prevent you from pursuing the claim. It is important to contact Sharpe Beresh & Gnyś immediately if you are injured, and take advantage of a free consultation