Pain and Suffering Damages


Lawyers use this expression to describe damages that are paid to a seriously injured person for their pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Such damages are assessed having regard to the nature and severity of the injuries sustained, the effect the injuries have had on the injured person and the likely duration of future problems that will flow from their injuries. There is no scale or table that sets out the value of these damages. The assessment of the damages is made on the basis of experience.