At KMSC Law, we have represented many clients with many different types of neck and back injuries, including:
- Chronic pain;
- Nerve damage;
- Shoulder injuries (including damaged rotator cuffs, bursitis, and tendonitis);
- High-severity whiplash (WAD III and higher);
- Strains and sprains; and
- Related emotional and psychological injuries.
Whiplash Associated Disorders (or “WAD”) are classified according to the severity of their signs and symptoms. WAD III injuries are severe, often involving nerve and tendon injuries, and receive the most compensation. WAD I and II are less severe, involving muscles and ligaments, and receive less compensation. If you are injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident, the classification of your injury as WAD I, II, or III can be especially important because WAD I and some WAD II injuries are subject to Alberta’s Soft Tissue Injury Cap, and thus have a compensation limit of $5,202 (as of 2019).
Whether an injury falls under the Cap is often unclear. Sometimes, a seemingly minor injury can evolve into a chronic condition. If you have suffered a neck or back injury in a Motor Vehicle Accident and think your condition may fall under the cap, it is still in your best interest to speak to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. Even if your injury is limited by the Cap, you may still have the right to receive compensation for your loss of income, cost of care, loss of housekeeping capacity and other out of pocket expenses.