What is the Employer’s Confirmation Form (OCF-2) ?
The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has a series of Auto Insurance Claims Forms (OCF Forms) that need to be filled out if you are seeking compensation for your injuries. The OCF-2 form also known as the Employer’s Confirmation Form is a form that needs to be completed by you and your employer(s). The employer is responsible for submitting the form directly to your insurance provider. Lost wages can result in significant financial loss and reduced quality of life for individuals who have been injured in an accident. The OCF-2 form is required in order to obtain income replacement benefits to help reimburse insured victims for a specified percentage of lost wages.
For more information on this form – you can download the OCF-2 here.
What information is required on the OCF-2?
In addition to including your personal information – the form asks you to authorize your employer to disclose personal information to your insurance provider including copies of relevant documents directly relating to your application for income replacement benefits and any details regarding collateral sources of income or benefits. The insurance company will also ask for salary information, whether you are employed or self-employed, your income including any tips, commission or bonuses, your attendance history, whether you are entitled to receive income continuation benefits or supplementary medical rehabilitation or attendant care benefits, if you are a member of a union, whether you contribute to the Canada Pension Plan and other important employment details. It is important to note that if this information is not filled out correctly – it can result in drastically reduced or delayed compensation or benefits for your injuries.
How can a personal injury lawyer help with filling out OCF-2?
While this form gets submitted directly by your employer to the insurance company – hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your accident claim has many benefits. Primarily, our personal injury lawyers will ensure you meet all your relevant deadlines, handle any and all correspondence with the insurance company on your behalf, project manage all aspects of your claim to ensure all individuals such as medical professionals, vocational experts and your employer and any other individuals are completing their required tasks to help process the claim. Our ultimate objective is to get you the benefits or settlement you rightfully deserve while you focus on recovering.
Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation and let us help you with all your legal questions with respect to the OCF-2: Employer’s Confirmation Form.