Pecuniary Loss and the Family Compensation Act (1994)
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.
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