Compensation for Bodily Injuries Sustained in a Traffic Accident
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
Clientele Persons injured in an automobile accident
To apply for compensation for bodily injuries sustained in a traffic accident, proceed as follows:
Note If your inability to work lasts longer than expected, the SAAQ will provide compensation for as long as you are unable to work.
You must apply for benefits within 3 years following the accident or the first signs of bodily injuries. However, we recommend that you file your application as soon as possible, even if you are missing some forms that have to be filled out by other people. (You can submit those documents later.)
You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by mail. You will receive the SAAQ’s decision by mail as soon as it has reviewed your file.
The following documents must be submitted with the claim for compensation:
Depending on the situation, you may be asked to submit additional documents (for example, an attestation of income or school attendance, your income tax return, your notice of assessment, etc.).
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