If your claim has taken a long time to reach settlement, you are probably experiencing emotions. Frustration, anger, just to name a few, and a host of many other emotions. You might be wondering about recovering damages, monetary compensation for this stress in the form of pain and suffering or other types of damages. Canadian law, as it relates to aggravated, consequential, and punitive damages, is still very much in its infancy. The reality is that in the vast majority of cases seeking such types of damages, those claims are dismissed. On rare occasions, a very modest amount is awarded.