langley Car accident ICBC-insurance

Don't miss out on 12 weeks of pre-approved treatment from ICBC.

After a car accident, various symptoms appear. In particular, strains or sprains, which account for most of the symptoms, are not well revealed through X-ray examination.

The impact of a car accident is different from a typical bruise. As the impact is transmitted directly or indirectly through the vehicle, people complain of headaches, temporomandibular joint, neck, shoulder, back, back, and even knee and leg pain caused by concussion.

If you do not receive proper treatment within 12 weeks, the golden time after a car accident, you may suffer from various pains in your daily life due to various ‘traffic aftereffects’.

ICBC Claim

After a traffic accident is reported to ICBC, each person is given a unique ICBC claim number. All you need is an ICBC claim number to start treatment right away.

Getting medical care and treatment after a crash

If you’ve been in a crash, you may need medical care. Enhanced Accident Benefits help you access the services you’ll need to recover, no matter who is responsible (at fault) in the crash.

For the first 12 weeks after your crash, you can get treatment with the following health care practitioners for the number of treatments below:

We may bill ICBC directly, so you won’t have to submit receipts for reimbursement or be out of pocket.

Type of practitioner: Number of approved treatments:
Chiropractor 25
Registered massage therapist 12
Acupuncturist 12
Kinesiologist 12

The number of pre-approved treatments within 12 weeks from the date of the accident.


What is a minor injury?

B.C’s minor injury definition includes:
sprains, strains, general aches and pains, cuts, bruises, road rash, persistent pain, minor whiplash
temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ (pain in your jaw joint and in the jaw muscles), mild concussions
short-term mental health conditions.

A medical professional – not ICBC – will diagnose your injury, and this diagnosis will determine whether it is minor or not.

Can the person who caused the accident receive treatment?

You will receive Enhanced Care benefits regardless of responsibility.

Is there any compensation for minor accidents?

If your crash occurred on or after May 1, 2021, do not qualify for minor injury compensation, except in rare circumstances.

When you’re unable to work after a crash?

If you’re unable to work following a crash, Enhanced Accident Benefits under your Basic insurance can provide a portion of your lost wages so that you can focus on your recovery.
Enhanced Accident Benefits cover income replacement for eligible recipients, no matter who is responsible for the crash.
If you’re unable to work due to an injury from a crash, income replacement benefits are based on 90% of your net income, minus any amounts payable from other sources. These benefits can begin eight days after the crash.

Replacing your child car seat or booster seat

The experts agree that you need to replace a child car seat or booster seat after a moderate or severe crash. If you need to replace your child car seat or booster seat due to a crash, find out how to be reimbursed by ICBC for the cost.

Travelling with your pet

Keeping your pet secured in your vehicle also prevents you from driving while distracted. Driver distraction is a leading cause of car crashes in B.C.
Having your pet properly restrained can prevent them from escaping, flying forward in your vehicle, or being hurt in a crash.
Dog seatbelts and crates, Cat travel carriers, Dogs riding in the back of pickup trucks are particularly at risk.