It is important that legal advice be sought if a worker believes they may have a claim for A court order for money to be paid to someone to compensate them for a loss suffered as a result of a civil wrong or breach of contract. For example, a person who caused a serious permanent injury to another person can be ordered by the court to pay damages that compensate the injured person for their loss of income from being unable to work. See also aggravated damages; compensatory damages; general damages; liquidated damages; nominal damages; special damages. for an injury. (See Chapter 2.4: Legal services that can help.)The Statutory rules made by parliament or by bodies the parliament delegates power to, for example a local council or a registration authority. See delegated legislation; statute. covering this area is very technical and rigorous as to time requirements. Generally, An independent body that hears legal claims brought by parties and decides between them. Serious cases are heard by a judge and jury, or just a judge. Less-serious cases are heard by a magistrate. proceedings should be issued within six years of the date of injury, or after that time if a court allows. Also, the legislation has been, and A document that sets out what a person wants to happen to their money and other property after they die. continue to be, subject to interpretation by the courts from time to time.
If damages are obtained but they are less than the above minimum amounts for injuries, then each side must bear its own The amount charged by a lawyer for legal work. Lawyers can only charge the amount agreed with the client in a costs agreement or the amount stated by a court in its rules. The party who loses a case usually has to pay all their own costs plus most of the costs reasonably incurred by the other side. See also indemnity costs.. There are also other provisions covering such matters as the amount of costs that can be awarded and the right of a A legal practitioner (lawyer) who sees clients and opens files to deal with their legal matters but usually does not appear in court. See also barrister. to (1) A statement giving the details of a crime an accused person is claimed to have committed. (2) A personal property security. (3) A judge’s directions to a jury at the end of a case. their own clients costs as well.
Generally, once the proceedings for damages are finalised, a worker will not be able to make any further claims save for medical and like expenses (see ‘Medical and like expenses’, above).
Involving money. A pecuniary loss is a loss of money and a pecuniary penalty is a fine. or monetary loss damages will not include any claim for medical and like expenses.
When assessing damages, benefits received to date, by way of either weekly payments or other benefits, will be taken into account.
There are limitations on the amount of legal costs paid on successful Injury as a result of a car accident or other transport accident that causes serious long-term damage. Includes losing an arm, a leg, or bodily functions, suffering continuing mental or behavioural disturbances, or, for a pregnant woman, losing the baby. applications.