If you are involved in a car accident while on the job, you may have to choose between making a WCB claim or an ICBC Claim (if the other party was not working at the time). Whether you are working at the time involves special considerations. There are also advantages and disadvantages to pursuing either a WCB Claim or ICBC Claim. An election has to be made within 90 days to protect your rights with WCB should you choose to pursue a claim with ICBC instead.
In addition, if both you and the other party involved in a car accident were working at the same time, you may be restricted to only making a WCB Claim.
It is also natural for WCB to pass you onto ICBC in a situation such as this, and vice versa, ICBC tries to pass you on to WCB.
It is also not uncommon for ICBC to suggest you were working at the time of the accident simply because you were “on your way to work” or on “your way home from work.” Or perhaps you were simply driving your work vehicle on personal time and not actually “working.”
Regardless, it is best to contact us for a free consultation. We have extensive experience handling car accident claims occurring while working.