What Kind of Compensation Can I Get For a Personal injury?
Question: What Kind of Compensation Can I Get For a Personal injury?
If you were not at fault, or only partly at fault, for your accident, you can receive compensation for your “personal injuries” in the form of money. Personal injuries are injuries to the body but may also include psychological and emotional damages as well as harms related to the damage done to personal and family relationships. Compensation is recognized for medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement, permanent impairment, future medical expenses and related economic losses, such as lost income and the loss of future earnings capacity. In some cases a spouse may also be compensated for the loss of the household contributions of the injured person as well as damage to the relationship flowing from the injuries. This holds true for car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and workplace injuries. But in wrongful death cases the specific kinds of available compensation can vary depending on whether the survivors are children, parents or the spouse of the deceased. Workers compensation claimants receive medical care, disability pay and possibly money to cover any permanent impairment, and, in some case, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits.