Darcy Merkur Featured In Law Times Article “FSRA’s Intent To Simplify OCF Forms Doesn’t Go Far Enough”

Posted March 21, 2022
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Thomson Rogers personal injury lawyer Darcy Merkur was recently featured in a Law Times article titled “FSRA’s intent to simplify OCF Forms doesn’t go far enough.”

In the article Darcy calls for an overhaul as ‘benefits are too low, system’s too slow and it’s way too complicated.’

“The time has come for changes, namely simplifications of the Auto Insurance Claims Forms (OCF Forms) that Ontario automobile insurance companies require in order to access the benefits,” said Merkur. “Right now, the paperwork seems to be designed to thwart access to benefits as opposed to helping accident victims get the benefits they need to get back on their feet.”

Merkur continued:

“Take it off the claimant’s shoulders. Let the auto insurer, who’s getting off the hook because of the person’s access to group health, who’s a bureaucracy who understands the process, who can develop a computer system to do it and are doing it on millions of cases as opposed to a claimant who’s doing it on one, let them have the headache of accessing the group health benefits if any. Have the claimant sign a document authorizing them to do just that.”

Continue reading the full article on Law Times here.

Darcy Merkur is a highly regarded Ontario trauma lawyer helping accident victims such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, who have sustained catastrophic injuries. 

Darcy is the first lawyer in Canada to be qualified as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist by the Brain Injury Association of America. In addition, Darcy has been recognized as a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario, is listed in peer-reviewed publications – Lexpert® and The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, is ranked AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell ® and is a partner at Thomson Rogers, one of Ontario’s Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firms as selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, and ranked one of the Best Law Firms in Canada by The Globe and Mail. 

Darcy can be reached at 416-868-3176 or by EMAIL.

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