Compensatory Damages: Definition & Example


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Compensatory damages are synonymous with:

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1. The amount of compensatory damages one will receive depends upon which of the following?

2. Compensatory damages differ from punitive damages in that punitive damages:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can assess your understanding of what compensatory damages are and when they are awarded with this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What the term compensatory damages is synonymous with
  • What determines the amount of compensatory damages one will receive
  • How compensatory damages differ from punitive damages

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the examples of cases involving compensatory damages used in the lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast compensatory and punitive damages
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is needed in order to receive compensatory damages

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Compensatory Damages: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what compensatory damages are
  • Identify what needs to be proven in order to be awarded compensatory damages
  • Define punitive damages
  • Provide two examples that illustrate the concept of compensatory damages