In Alberta, these regulations limit (or “cap”) the amount of compensation a person can receive for “pain and suffering” damages in accident settlements involving minor injuries. As of February 2022, Alberta’s minor injury cap for pain and suffering damages is $5488. This amount may be adjusted over time due to inflation.
The Cap only limits “pain and suffering” damages. It does not limit other compensation accident victims can receive. For example, loss of income, inability to perform essential tasks, and long-term care expenses aren’t limited by the Cap.