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New Laws For Minor Injuries

January 28, 2011 / Category: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Minor Injury

As of September 1, 2010, if accident related injuries are considered to be a “Minor Injury” then the total amount payable for medical assessments and rehabilitation is restricted to $3,500.00.  The Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule defines a “Minor Injury” as one or more of a sprain, strain, whiplash associated disorder, contusion, abrasion, laceration or subluxation and includes any clinically associated sequelae to such an injury.  In many cases, when one is diagnosed with a “Minor Injury” related to a motor vehicle accident, the $3,500.00 will not be sufficient to effectively treat these injuries.  Therefore, it is important to get out of this “Minor Injury” classification.  When one’s injuries are more serious, the amount increases to $50,000 or $100,000 (if one has opted into this coverage).  There are several ways to remove an injured person from the “Minor Injury” classification.    Contact us immediately to ensure you get the treatment you need and deserve to make you and yoru family well again.