Accident benefits, sometimes referred to as no-fault benefits, are available through insurance to anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of who caused the accident. In order to protect your entitlement to accident benefits, it is important to notify your insurance company of the accident and any injuries you suffered as soon as possible after emergency responders have been notified and any necessary medical attention received.
Under accident benefits law you may be entitled to income replacement or non-earner benefits, medical and rehabilitation benefits, and attendant care benefits. Certain policies allow for additional benefits. The accident benefits scheme is complex and difficult for an individual to navigate. It is important to speak with your lawyer early in the process to ensure you receive your maximum benefits entitlement.