The No Fault system introduces the concept of “minor injuries”. The word “minor” implies an injury that less important, serious, or significant. Synonyms include “slight, small, inconsequential, insignificant”. The critical question is, what does the legislation define as a “minor” injury and why does it matter?
The No Fault system that will be introduced in April 2019 offers more rehabilitation support than the Part 7 rehab allowances that preceded it. This increased funding is a welcome development that will hopefully provide needed support to injured accident victims. Where challenges are sure to arise are in the months and possibly years after a motor vehicle collision, to those patients who fail to recover as expected. What happens to them?