An Essential Primer on Accident Benefits

Jul 16, 2014 1:00pm – 

Barbara O’Gorman
Law Clerk
Thomson, Rogers

  • Examining the latest amendments to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule effective February 1, 2014
    • Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)’s revised Minor Injury Guideline (MIG) and Treatment and Assessment Plan (OCF-18).
  • Defining minor injuries in accordance with the Minor Injury Guideline
  • An in-depth guide to filling out Accident Benefit Claims forms
  • Economic loss: understanding what is required and how to ensure proper documentation
  • Catastrophic impairment: determining when a claim meets the legal threshold
  • Effectively reviewing and summarizing medical documentation
  • Best practices for following up on undertakings and productions

Barbara O’Gorman has over twenty years of progressive responsibility as a law clerk. She regularly attends and successfully resolves accident benefit issues on behalf of victims at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. She regularly participates as a team member on both Non- Catastrophic and Catastrophic cases. She has extensive knowledge of the various Statutory Accident Benefits Schedules and, in particular, issues related to catastrophic impairments.