Are you a worker injured in a motor vehicle collision?
You may have a choice on how to obtain compensation for your injuries.
If you are a worker injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, and the negligent party is not an employer or another worker acting in the course of their employment (i.e. protected by the Workers Compensation Act), then you can claim compensation from WorkSafeBC (as a worker) or start a law suit against the negligent person. This is called an “election” and this page discusses how you can use this process for your benefit.
If the potential defendant is a worker or employer acting in the course of employment, then you do not have a choice. The Worker’s Compensation Act legally requires you to seek worker’s compensation through WorkSafeBC.