New Definition of Catastrophic Impairment

By Roger Foisy on June 15th, 2012

Expected Changes to Availability of Auto Accident Benefits with New Definition of Catastrophic Impairment.

With a new and more limited definition of catastrophic impairment potentially going to be implemented by the Ontario government, there is a deep concern that those who suffer serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents will not receive the compensation they need for adequate medical treatment, rehabilitation and support. In other words, it is a great win for insurance companies.

A recommendation report was undertaken by the Financial Service Commission of Ontario (FSCO), a regulatory agency created by the Ontario government. The objective of the report was for FSCO to consult with the medical community and make recommendations primarily on how the definition of ‘catastrophic impairment’ should be amended.

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