It is a principle of Irish (and UK) law that the purpose of the award of compensation by the courts is to, insofar as money can, place the injured party in the same position as if he/she had not been injured.
There were crumbs and flour on the ground. She slipped on this and twisted her back in trying to maintain her balance.
a right of action continues, on the death of the injured person, in favour of the dependents of the injured/deceased person.
Some legal principles escape from the courts and enter the popular culture. âEvery dog gets (is entitled to) one biteâ? is such a âprincipleâ?, albeit now mistaken, if it was ever true.
PIAB applicants (i.e., personal injury victims) should take the long view and consider themselves fortunate, currently. Cassius Dio (58.21.4-5) records that, due to a credit crunch in 33 AD:- Tiberius then modified his decision regarding loans and gave one hundred million sesterces to the treasury, with instructions that senators should lend this money for three years without interest to those who needed it. He also ordered that the most disreputable of those who were bringing accusations against others should all […]