Soft Tissue Injury Cap Amount Announced by Alberta Government for 2017

What is the cap for soft tissue injury compensation claims in Alberta?

The Superintendent of Insurance, Nilam Jetha, has announced the 2017 soft tissue (minor injury) cap amount.  Since 2004, minor soft tissue injuries, including minor sprains and strains, have been limited by the government.  In 2004 the minor injury cap was $4,000 and that has moved up due to inflation to $5,020 in 2017.

Before 2004 a less severe injury that lasted 3- 6 months may have been worth anywhere from $5,000 – $15,000 for the pain and suffering.  Since that time, the minor injury cap puts a limit on these less severe injuries and is set each year by the government.   Continue reading

5 Experts your Personal Injury Lawyer Should Know About

Every personal injury claim has different issues that will have an impact on the outcome of a case. To represent you properly, the lawyer you hire must know which experts are helpful and necessary to prove the essential elements of your case and how to use them effectively to achieve the best outcome for you.

The following list identifies five types of experts frequently needed to address specific questions. An experienced personal injury lawyer will know when such an expert is required, and, equally import, will know who to call on your behalf.

How did the accident happen?

If there are questions about how the accident occurred, and who is at fault, your injury lawyer may need to hire a Reconstruction Expert. Continue reading

Soft Tissue Injury Cap Amount Announced by Alberta Government for 2016

What is the cap for soft tissue injury compensation claims in Alberta?

The Superintendant of Insurance, Mark Prefontaine, has announced the 2016 soft tissue (minor injury) cap amount.  Since 2004, minor soft tissue injuries, including minor sprains and strains, have been limited by the government.  In 2004 the minor injury cap was $4,000 and that has moved up due to inflation to $4,956 in 2016.

Before 2004 a less severe injury that lasted 3- 6 months may have been worth anywhere from $5,000 – $15,000 for the pain and suffering.  Since that time, the minor injury cap puts a limit on these less severe injuries and is set each year by the government.   Continue reading

Infographic: Brain Injury Awareness

As June comes to an end, so does 2015 Brain Injury Awareness month in Canada. We therefore thought this would be a great time to take a look at some advancements in brain technology via cool infographic format. Feel free to use the code below to publish this infographic to your own site, and help spread TBI awareness. And please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require the services of an experienced brain injury lawyer in Edmonton.

 

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