Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Campbell River & Courtenay, BC

To more easily navigate this page on personal injuries, please choose from the list below, and you’ll be directed to the appropriate paragraphs on the page:


Fair Compensation for Your Injuries
Compensation for Personal Injuries When It Is Someone Else's Fault
What am I Entitled To?
Non-Pecuniary Loss
Past Wage Loss
Future Wage Loss
Cost of Care
Special Damages
Additional Claims
"No Fault" Benefits
Trust Claims
Taxable Costs and Disbursements

Fair Compensation for Your Injuries

When you face a personal injury claim, you might not feel certain about which options you have available to you. No matter what type of injury you have sustained, our personal injury lawyers for Campbell River and Courtenay, will help you seek the compensation you deserve.


Though your lawyer will walk you through the procedures that surround your specific case, you might find it helpful to know which damages you can claim in your suit.


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Compensation for Personal Injuries When It Is Someone Else's Fault

When you are injured and it is someone else's fault, you are entitled to compensation. Lawyers and adjusters use certain terms to describe the different kinds of compensation available. 


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What am I Entitled To? Ask a Campbell River or Courtenay Personal Injury Lawyer

If someone else is at fault for the accident, you may be entitled to claim some or all of the following damages, including non-pecuniary loss, past wages loss, future wages loss, cost of care and more. These are in addition to your "no fault" benefits provided by ICBC, according to our Campbell River and Courtenay personal injury lawyers. Since every personal injury case is different, below are some of the areas of compensation that may be available to you.


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Injury Lawyer in Campbell River & Courtenay Explains Non-Pecuniary Loss

This is often referred to as "pain and suffering." It compensates you for your pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment and the disruption to the enjoyment of life of you and your family caused by the accident.


The damages for this loss vary depending on the type of injuries sustained, treatment required or if surgery is necessary. The amount will vary depending on the impact of the accident on your social life, your emotional well-being, your domestic activities, your employment and recreational activities, according to our injury lawyers in Campbell River and Courtenay.


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Past Wage Loss

Generally speaking, if you have lost income as a result of the injuries you sustained, you may claim your net wage loss from the date of the accident until your return to work or the trial or settlement date.


You may also claim for job opportunities, promotions or other cash jobs you lost due to the accident.


Self-employed income is also claimable.


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Future Wage Loss

If you have a permanent disability or ongoing medical problems resulting from the accident, you may claim for potential income losses in the future, losses of employment opportunity or diminished capacity to earn an income. Experts in various fields (for example - economics, vocational rehabilitation, occupational therapy) are often used to prove these types of claims. We utilize experts in all fields to assist in presenting your claim. The damages available for these losses may apply even if you return to your pre-accident employment.


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Cost of Care

If you have a permanent disability or ongoing medical problems resulting from the accident, you may claim for potential income losses in the future, losses of employment opportunity or diminished capacity to earn an income. Experts in various fields (for example - economics, vocational rehabilitation, occupational therapy) are often used to prove these types of claims. We utilize experts in all fields to assist in presenting your claim. The damages available for these losses may apply even if you return to your pre-accident employment.


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Special Damages

You may claim for the out of pocket expenses you incur as a result of the accident. Receipts are typically required to document your expenses.


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Additional Claims

There may be other claims available to you for losses resulting from the accident. These will depend on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances of your case. By consulting a lawyer experienced in personal injury matters, you will ensure that all claims available to you are presented.


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"No Fault" Benefits

Even if you are at fault for an accident, your insurance with ICBC may entitle you to medical, rehabilitation, disability, homemaker, funeral or death benefits. It is important that you consult with an experienced lawyer to ensure you receive all benefits to which you are entitled.


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Trust Claims

In certain cases you may be entitled to a claim on behalf of people who rendered you assistance while you were injured. For instance, a spouse may be entitled to claim for the hours spent doing specific tasks such as nursing or other assistance while you were injured. These claims are somewhat limited and may be difficult to prove.


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Taxable Costs and Disbursements

If you retain a lawyer and are successful you are entitled to claim for the disbursements incurred to prove your claim and a portion of your legal bill. The taxable costs will indemnify you partially for the cost of retaining a lawyer and are over and above the settlement amount for your injuries. As a general rule, the courts attempt to reimburse a successful claimant for 30% to 50% of your legal bills. This will reduce the amount your lawyer actually costs you.

Now that you understand the different damages you can recover, learn more about your specific case with Frame & Co. Injury Law, schedule a free consultation today.


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Frame & Co. Injury Law, located in Campbell River, serves clients from Campbell River to Courtenay.

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