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Personal Injury Awards in EU and EFTA Countries 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9781850445067
ISBN: 1850445060
Published: February 1994
Publisher: Informa Law
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

""Personal Injury Awards in EC and EFTA Countries"" provides a comparison of levels of compensation for personal injury awarded 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. For examples, a lawyer advising English clients, following a coach crash in France in which 11 people were killed and many injured, would need to be able to advise them on the levels of awards in England as opposed to France.;This text aims to provide information useful when considering where to sue. It covers 20 jurisdictions, including a separate section on Scotland. By means of schedules, tables, graphs and commentary on each country's system, it looks in detail at the methods of calculation in each state 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 femal legal secretary for 14 types of injury in each of these countries.

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Explanatory notes on the personal injuries levels of award projects; comparison of levels of personal injury awards; types of injury; overall schedules; schedules of pain and suffering and bereavement damages; bloc graphs A: married male doctor, 2 children - instant death, quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of eyesight, total blindness, pain and suffering; bloc graphs B: unmarried legal secretary - instantdeath, quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of eyesight, total blindness, one eye with cosmetic disability, deafness and RSI, pain and suffering; our recommendations; source material; factors taken into account and sample calculations of awards in EC, England, Belgium, Denmark, France, greece, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain; EFTA - Austria, Finland, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland.