Ontario: SABS denied? Sue within the limitation period

The Court of Appeal decision in Blake v. Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company provides some useful obiter on the limitation of statutory accident benefit claims.

The submission of a new application for benefits by a claimant following a clear refusal by the insurer to pay benefits will not restart the limitation period. When an insurer denies statutory accident benefits, the remedy is to seek recourse within the limitation period, not to submit a further application.