If you were hurt in an accident and suffered various sprains and strains to joints and ligaments in the lumbar and cervical spine, you may qualify for compensation for minor injuries. Section 3(1) of the SABS defines minor injury as one or more sprain, strain, whiplash associated disorder, contusion, abrasion, laceration, or subluxation and includes any clinically associated sequellae to such an injury. One of our Ottawa minor injury lawyers can help you determine whether you qualify for monetary compensation from your insurance provider and/or the at-fault party.
The monetary limit for an insured person who sustains an injury that is predominantly minor in nature is set at $3,500.00 in accordance with Section 18(1) of the SABS regulations. However, the $3,500.00 limit does not apply to an insured person if their health practitioner can confirm that they have a pre-existing medical condition which will prevent them from fully recovering from the minor injury.
According to the legal guidelines for receiving compensation for one or more minor injury:
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