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What damages are available in a personal injury or discrimination case?
Damages recovered pursuant to a personal injury claim may include reimbursement of or recovery of medical expenses, lost income, lost earning capacity and compensation for pain and suffering. A plaintiff in an employment discrimination case may recover damages for back pay, front pay, and benefits, and also recover damages for emotional loss. In some cases, defendants can be liable for punitive damages. In either case, determining which damages may be recovered requires a careful examination of the facts and legal issues involved with each case.