Several compensation categories (also called damages) are available to a slip-and-fall injury victim.
Special damages are those expenses directly caused by the fall accident, such as medical bills, loss of wages, vehicle damage, and compensation for out-of-pocket expenses.
General damages relate to the degree of pain and suffering associated with your injuries. Compensation for inconveniences, loss of enjoyment, and disfigurement can also be included in this category.
Punitive damages are also available in certain circumstances and are awarded for particularly egregious acts that lead to catastrophic long-term injuries or wrongful death.