The assessment of pain and suffering damages is different for each claim because the circumstances of each injury victim from before the accident will vary, and injuries impact everyone differently.
Physical injuries often take away from a person’s ability to do or enjoy what they did before the accident. People may not be able to continue to work in their career or they may have trouble engaging in activities with their children or have difficulty participating in hobbies and doing things they are passionate about, etc. Some injury victims lose their abilities completely, but most people end up pushing through pain to do the things they need to do and used to love to do, usually with much less frequency than before. These impacts fall under the umbrella of “pain and suffering.”
Considering there are more than 7,000 warehouses in the U.S. and over 145,000 people who work in warehouses, it’s amazing there aren’t more warehouse accidents each year.
Here are some interesting warehouse safety facts regarding accidents and safety within the warehouse environment. (more…)