Guidelines For The Assessment Of General Damages In Personal Injury Cases

Author: Judicial College
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191641847
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Guidelines For The Assessment Of General Damages In Personal Injury Cases from the Author: Judicial College. This is the standard reference work for general damages in personal injury claims, and essential reading for all those involved in the area of personal injury. The Guidelines are designed to provide a clear and logical framework for the assessment of general damages while leaving the discretion of the assessor unfettered, since every case must depend to a degree on its own facts. They provide an invaluable guide to all those involved in personal injury litigation. As with previous editions, all judges involved in hearing personal injury cases will automatically receive a copy of the book. This eleventh edition has been fully updated to take account of inflation and decisions made in the two years since the previous edition and includes a foreword written by The Right Honourable Dame Janet Smith DBE.

Guidelines For The Assessment Of General Damages In Personal Injury Cases

Author: Colin Mackay
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199548583
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Guidelines For The Assessment Of General Damages In Personal Injury Cases from the Author: Colin Mackay. The first edition of this title was regarded as a landmark publication in personal injury practice. Each succeeding edition has built on this reputation and the book has now firmly established itself as essential reading for all those involved in the area of personal injury. The Guidelines are designed to provide a clear and logical framework for the assessment of general damages while leaving the discretion of the assessor unfettered, since every case must depend to a degree on its own facts. They provide an invaluable guide to all those involved in personal injury litigation: solicitors, barristers, insurance companies, trade unions, and medical defense organizations. As with previous editions, all judges involved in hearing personal injury cases will automatically receive a copy of the book. This ninth edition has been fully updated to take account of inflation and decisions made in the two years since the previous edition.

Guidelines For The Assessment Of General Damages In Personal Injury Cases In Northern Ireland

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ISBN: 9780853898191
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Guidelines For The Assessment Of General Damages In Personal Injury Cases In Northern Ireland from the Author: . The Judicial Studies Board for Northern Ireland has continued to update the position in relation to assessment of damages in Northern Ireland and this second edition of The Green Book is the result of the work carried out by a committee chaired by Lord Justice McCollum. The guideline figures are based on what are believed to be the rates currently used in negotiation and settlement of claims. The injury classifications are: injuries involving paralysis; orthopaedic injuries; head injuries; facial injuries; psychiatric damage; scarring to other parts of the body; injuries affecting the senses; damages to hair; injuries to internal organs; and dermatitis.

Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Damages Calculations

Author: John O. Ward
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1848553021
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Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Damages Calculations from the Author: John O. Ward. The volume focuses on litigation damages, economic and non-economic, including punitive damages; their definitions, calculations, and assignments in the US and EU. The objective is to examine areas of convergence and divergence in the academic and practical treatment of damages issues in the US and EU. Many of the chapters in the volume are drawn from the papers and discussions generated at the Trans-Atlantic Dialogue meetings of the National Association of Forensic Economics that began in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2004. That meeting focused on the development of the 'Ogden' multipliers for calculating damages mandated for consideration by UK Courts in 1999. The 2005 meetings (Dublin, Ireland) centred on Markov methodologies used in the US for generating work-life tables and their adoption into damages multipliers, punitive damages, and the process of Irish tort reform. In 2006 discussions in Florence, Italy, focused on methods for calculating non-economic damages in the US and EU as well as the process of harmonization of tort law within the EU. Most recently, the 2007 discussions in Barcelona, Spain, dealt with comparisons of scheduled damages systems in the US and the EU.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And The Law

Author: Trevor Hicks
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581122084
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And The Law from the Author: Trevor Hicks. 'Nervous shock' cases form an area of law, which illustrates well the operation of judicial policy. It is possible from such cases to trace the changing attitudes of lawyers, doctors and of society in general to psychiatric injury over the last century. These cases also highlight the changing judicial attitudes to the scope of duty of care and to the whole issue of policy decisions. The recognition of nervous shock similarly illustrates the development of medical knowledge in relation to psychiatric injury. The recognition of Post traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) has been a relatively new and controversial phenomenon and this disorder has now been incorporated into the various classifications of mental disorder as a recognisable psychiatric illness. This book examines the development of the law and medical knowledge in relation to cases of nervous shock and in particular to PTSD. The expansion and subsequent contraction of liability is shown to be dynamic in nature, as both legal and medical knowledge have increased. The intention of this book is to provide a concise review of the law comparing it to current medical knowledge in relation to PTSD. The book is intended to be of use to professionals involved in psychiatric injury cases who require an up to date understanding of PTSD.

Personal Injury Awards In Eu And Efta Countries

Author: David McIntosh
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041120092
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Personal Injury Awards In Eu And Efta Countries from the Author: David McIntosh. Following the success of our previous two reports relating to 'Personal Injury Awards in EU and EFTA Countries' we have undertaken some further research to produce a third edition. The report provides a guide to an understanding of the personal injury awards system in both the European Union (EU) and European Free Trading Area (EFTA), and looks at the changes that have taken place over the past 12 years. The research compares the levels of compensation awarded to individuals within the member states and sets out recommendations from our experts for future procedures. We have used schedules, tables, graphs and commentary in the report to demonstrate our findings of each country's method of calculation and the compensation levels which could be expected by two types of hypothetical victim. The information provides a comparison of levels of compensation awarded for personal injury in each of these member countries. As yet, no provision has been made for harmonization of levels of awards in the EC and there are no draft directives or intended draft directives aimed at bringing about uniformity. Research shows that compensation awards vary considerably from country to country, which has an obvious bearing on legal advice to clients concerning where claims should be heard. Levels of award everywhere are influenced by the age and financial status of the injured party, but such factors are weighted differently in each country. In addition, awards for any one type of injury vary between jurisdictions. In order to offer a client the best possible advice on where to sue; a lawyer must be able to compare the levels of awards in the various countries. Large discrepancies between Italian and French awards are revealed as a consequence of the tragic Mont Blanc tunnel fire: Italian awards in fatal cases, depending on the personal status of the victim, are 3-4 times higher than the equivalent French awards. The text covers 20 jurisdictions, including a separate section on Scotland. It looks in detail at the methods of calculation in each member state by reference to schedules, tables, graphs and commentary on each country's system and the compensation levels which could be expected by two types of hypothetical victim. Potential awards to a married male doctor with two children are compared with those to an unmarried female legal secretary for 14 types of injury in each of these countries. For example, an unmarried female legal secretary with an injury that results in blindness will collect £ 610,469 in Italy, which is the largest award for that injury in the EU, and £100,000 in Austria, which is one of the smallest. If the legal secretary died, she'd be worth 140 times more in Italy than in England. In striving for improvement we have added: Exchange rate analyses and inflation comparisons across Europe. Further categories of common injuries, namely, deafness, the concept of repetitive strain for several EU and EFTA countries and a schedule for stress (for England and Wales only). Block graphs to cover more injuries rather than the limited selection produced in the edition. An analysis of the changes which have taken place since the original survey and the survey for the second edition (1994) were carried out.

Damages For Personal Injuries And Death

Author: John Munkman
Publisher: MICHIE
ISBN: 9780406053602
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Damages For Personal Injuries And Death from the Author: John Munkman. (PUBLICATION FIRST MARKED AS OUT OF PRINT 11/11/03)Acclaimed by practitioners for its clear and concisely written style, this best-selling title provides practitioners with a complete statement of the principles of law on the assessment of damages together with illustrations of typical awards that can be used as general guides in comparable cases. Includes the Civil Evidence Act 1995, making the Ogden actuarial in court; the House of Lords' decision in Page v Smith concerning shock and neurosis; and significant changes concerning damages on death introduced by the Damages (Scotland) Act 1993 Appendix includes the Judicial Studies Board guidelines for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases and annuity tables

Tort Law Text And Materials

Author: Mark Lunney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199655383
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Tort Law Text And Materials from the Author: Mark Lunney. The fifth edition of Lunney and Oliphant's market-leading tort law text provides a complete, authoritative guide to the subject. The book combines clear overviews of the law with well-chosen extracts from cases and materials supported by insightful commentary.