Additional Ontario accident benefits. What are dependant care benefits?

What are dependant care benefits ?

If you have been in an accident in Ontario, navigating the Ontario accident benefit forms can be a very confusing and stressful thing to do. You may not know which benefits your are entitled to and need help accessing all the right Ontario accident benefits. Dependant Care Benefit is an Ontario accident benefit that you may be entitled to.

When can you claim dependant care benefits?

This is an optional accident benefit and can only be claimed if you were working at the time of your accident,  you are not receiving the caregiver accident benefit, and have are having to pay for additional childcare expenses because of your accident . If accessing optional dependant care benefits, you may be entitled to up to $75 each week for your first dependant and $25 for each additional dependant after that. Navigating an Ontario insurance claim can be tricky and that is why it is best to consult with us first to make sure you are on the right track. you may not need an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, you may just need advice.  We can help you with that.  We can sit down with you and lay out your options or if you prefer, we can email you the options. If you have a question, let our injury team know and we would be happy to help.

David Hollingsworth and his personal injury lawyer Ottawa team

David Hollingsworth is a top Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer . Along with his injury team, they dedicate themselves to ensuring that Ontario drivers, passengers, riders and pedestrians receive all the help, support and maximum compensation following an accident in Ontario. For more information relating to Ottawa accidents, Ontario insurance , personal injury or events in our community, contact us at www.ottawainjury.ca or email david@ottawainjury.ca or call (613) 978-9549


Ontario insurance fraud affects you. Here’s how you can help…

Insurance Claims Lawyer

Did you know that the month of March has been deemed ” Fraud Prevention Month”.  I wanted to remind all  drivers that they can help to fight auto insurance fraud.
Unfortunately, people do abuse the auto insurance system and often times the insurance companies raise premiums as a result of faulty claims. There are ways to tackle this problem. It’s important to use a licensed insurance company, agent or broker when purchasing auto insurance. Go with someone you can trust. Talk or meet them first and see if you feel like it’s a good fit for you or not. The FSCO offers valuable information and a list of licensed insurance companies and agents in Ontario.  If you don’t know where to start; this is a great place. Suppose you are unfortunately in an accident. There are also steps you can also take to help avoid any insurance fraud being committed.
-Gather as much information as possible at the accident scene. If possible, take pictures.
-Get the contact information of other drivers, their drivers’ licence numbers and their licence plate numbers and insurance information. If possible, take a picture of the information they give you.
-Once your medical needs have been met, immediately file an accident report with the Police or if in a minor collision; the Collision Reporting Centre .You need to make sure that the accident has been legally reported.
-Ensure that you receive detailed repair bills and review them carefully.
If you suspect that someone is involved in insurance fraud, please report it to police. This is a problem that affects us all.
As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I feel very strongly about the abuse of auto insurance. There are people in accidents every day who need to be able to access much needed funds.  When insurance fraud takes place, it makes it more difficult for people to access the funds that really need it.  I also feel that auto insurance rates are so high already and we need to access even more to protect ourselves.  If the insurance companies weren’t raising the rates,more and more people could afford the much needed extra coverage. Most people feel the same as I do and the percentage of people who actually commit insurance fraud is low, I’m sure. If we could reduce it even more, that would be great.