Project

Pecuniary Loss and the Family Compensation Act (1994)

Project Status: LRC Reports
Project Contact: British Columbia Law Institute
Telephone Number: (604) 822-0142
Email Us About this Project

Overview

Keywords: injury; fatal; non-fatal; wrongful; death; accident; family; member; claimant; pecuniary; loss; service; value; dependency; support; fault; damages; compensation; third party; personal representative; non-pecuniary; emotional; nervous shock; bereavement; grief; counselling; Family Compensation Act; Fatal Accidents Act

When a person is injured others may also suffer financially and emotionally, although the recourse available to them is limited in the law. Non-pecuniary damages, which compensate for the emotional injuries of losing a loved one, are only allowed in specific circumstances. This project examines the compensation of families and third parties in relation to victims of fatal and non-fatal injuries, and considers legislative reforms.

This website and its publications are not legal advice. Need legal assistance? Visit our Resources page.

Reports

139. Report on Pecuniary Loss and the Family Compensation Act

Download document (360 KB)

Consultative Documents

69. Pecuniary Loss and the Family Compensation Act

Download document (329 KB)

Backgrounders

Report on Pecuniary Loss and the Family Compensation Act

Download document (69 KB)


Website by: Usable Web Designs