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What Types of Compensation are Awarded in a Personal Injury Claim?

Q. What types of compensation can be awarded in Kentucky personal injury claims?

A. Damages can include items such as past lost wages, impairment to the ability to labor and earn money in the future, medical expenses, both past and future, and pain and suffering. Pain and suffering can likewise be broken down into pain and suffering that has happened in the past as a result of the responsible person's negligence and that pain and suffering that is anticipated to occur in the future. Pain and suffering can further be broken down into emotional pain and suffering (or mental pain and suffering) and physical pain and suffering. In certain cases, punitive damages can be awarded if the responsible person or entity's conduct was intentional, malicious or grossly negligent.