Environmental Hazard:

Recovering Damages

Victims of environmental hazards can be entitled to monetary damages for their injuries. Those injured from environmental hazards can receive compensation for medical expenses, including medications, doctor and hospital bills, home health care and future medical expenses. Victims can also recover for pain and suffering, lost wages, mental anguish, loss of future earning capacity and future diminishment of enjoyment of life. Also, in some cases, if your spouse or child is injured, you can collect damages for loss of companionship. In extreme cases, you may be entitled to collect punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and prevent future misconduct.