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LAW OF TORT Assessment of Damages  January 25, 2011
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Learning Outcomes 1.explain the broad categories of personal injury damages and damages for death 2. explain the principles for assessing non- financial (ie pain and suffering) and financial damages 3. identify the principles and apply calculations for the assessment of personal injury damages (or for death) in a previously unseen fact situation 2
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3 Personal Injury Damages ‘Full’ Compensation ( restitutio in   integrum ) Lump Sum Comparison with previous HK  cases - an uncertain, speculative process
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What can be claimed? Medical expenses Income loss for time off work Other financial losses Pain, suffering 4
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5 Classifications/Terminology Financial vs Non-financial damages Special Damages (pre-trial financial)  vs General Damages (post-trial  financial + all non-financial)
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6 Financial: a) Pre-trial financial ('Special  Damages') - medical expenses (must be  reasonable) - income loss
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7 b) Post-trial financial ('General  Damages') - future medical expenses, if any –  depends on severity of injury - future income loss, if any, including  loss of MPF
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8 - If future losses are expected to be  recurrent, calculate by  multiplier/multiplicand - multiplicand (annual loss) X multiplier (lost work years)
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course LAW LLAW1005 taught by Professor Rick during the Spring '11 term at HKU.

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