If you are injured in an automobile accident in Alberta, you are entitled to accident benefits coverage regardless of whether you were at fault for the accident. The benefits you receive depend on the type of injury you have.
Chiropractic treatment for injuries that have been diagnosed as minor and that are a result of an auto accident is billed directly to your insurance company. If you have been injured in a collision please follow this process.
Within 10 days of the collision:
1. File an injury accident report with the police.
2. Call our office so you can get started with your care as soon as possible. If your injury is considered minor (i.e. sprain, strain or minor whiplash injury), you do not need authorization from your insurer. You may begin treatment immediately and your insurance company will be billed directly by us. You do not need to be referred by your doctor or anybody else.
3. File the appropriate forms with your insurer. We have the forms you are required to fill out and can help you during your first visit at our office.
in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels.
Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at
the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and
potentially missing work. While you are in a hurry to get your car
fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your chiropractor
before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries
that a minor stiff neck are not allowing you to uncover. A car
accident is a major event and the trauma that come from them could be
Chiropractors are specialists in soft and hard tissue problems including the results that could come from the trauma from a car accident.
**Make sure you see your Chiropractor to get a full examination.**