02 Apr

The Cost of "Pain and Suffering"


When a workplace injury or vehicle accident occurs, many people choose to seek damages for their injury and “pain and suffering.” In the legal world, “pain and suffering” refers to the physical and emotional stress stemming from the injury. It’s a vague concept that can be hard to quantify.

Most often categorized under General Damages or as a part of the “compensatory” non-economic damages, pain and suffering can result in money damages awarded in a trial or through mediations, arbitration, or insurance settlements.

07 Dec

A Pain in the Neck | Neck Injuries after a car accident


(Continuing the series about injuries common in workers compensation and personal injury cases.)

A Pain in the Neck

Neck injuries are one of the most common injuries among Americans, and the rate at which they occur in automobile and workplace accidents rises every year. While primarily known to take place during car accidents, neck injuries can also be the result of overexertion, falling, increased stress, and sport-related accidents. Along with neck injuries, however, comes a variety of symptoms, treatments, and opportunities for compensation.