Is emotional distress the same as pain and suffering?
As a part of pain and suffering damages, emotional distress (also called mental anguish) is when someone’s actions cause you to suffer mental harm, such as anguish, humiliation, torment, anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Pain like headaches is not considered emotional distress.
Can I claim for emotional distress?
Are Psychological Injuries & Emotional Distress Part Of A Personal Injury Claim? Yes, very much so. If you were injured and filed a successful lawsuit, you may be able to obtain compensation for pain and suffering (in addition to economic and other damages) related to your injuries.
What falls under pain and suffering?
Pain and suffering is a legal term that refers to a host of injuries that a plaintiff may suffer as a result of an accident. It encompasses not just physical pain, but also emotional and mental injuries such as fear, insomnia, grief, worry, inconvenience and even the loss of the enjoyment of life.