What Does the Bible Say About Damages for Personal Injuries

Written by
Abraham Jaros
Updated on Monday, Mar 25, 2024

When you hire a lawyer to file a personal injury claim you are seeking compensation for your damages and injuries that you believe were caused by the negligence of someone else.

Damages in a personal injury lawsuit generally include:

  • Medical and therapy costs for the past and future;
  • Loss of earnings for the past and future;
  • Pain and suffering for the past and future.

Many people are curious: What does the Bible say about obtaining compensation for injuries caused by negligence?

Our civil laws are derived from the Judeo-Christian tradition and the Bible is very clear on the injured victims' right to seek damages.

In fact, the Old Testament clearly provided for compensation to the injured person:

  • Medical Care: “…he who struck him … shall provide for him to be thoroughly healed.” Exodus 21:19
  • Loss of Earnings: “…he who struck him …shall only pay for the loss of his time…” Exodus 21:19

In the Talmud damages are further explained in detail: A person who inflicts bodily harm on another, must pay compensation to the latter for the damages suffered, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of earnings

Our laws concerning the recovery of damages in a personal injury lawsuit are the same as those that were set out so many years ago in the Bible.

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