No, you don’t need a lawyer to claim compensation for an injury or seek no fault benefits. In many circumstances however, having a lawyer is heavily recommended. Just like the general rule goes, the more serious your injuries are, the greater their impact on your life. This is more serious and you are advised to have a lawyer by your side. As a matter of fact, there is nothing in law that requires you to hire a lawyer when dealing with ICBC or even when you go to court.