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  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

The podcast provides an overview of the laws pertaining to damages in fatal accident claims. This podcast will be of use to practitioners that have started to practice in the area of fatal accidents

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what claims are dealt with under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934;;
  • Know the types of damage available under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934;;
  • Understand the procedure involved in calculating damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity;;
  • Understand how to calculate a Claimant's loss of income;;
  • Know how the Courts calculate the value of services provided to a Claimant by a Third party;;
  • Know what claims are dealt with under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976;;
  • Understand the key definitions involved in a dependency claim;;
  • Know how to calculate a dependency claim using the new Ogden tables (Sixth edition);;
  • Understand the rules pertaining to bereavement damages;;
  • Appreciate the damages relating to funeral expenses under both the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 and the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934;
  • Fatal Accidents Act 1976;
  • Limitation Act 1980;
  • Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997;
  • Hicks v Wright [1992] 2 All ER 65;
  • Heil v Rankin [2000] 3 All ER 138;
  • Hartley v Sandholme Iron Co Limitied [1975] QB 600;
  • Cunningham v Harrison [1973] 3 All ER 463;
  • Eagle v Chambers [2004] EWCA;
  • Lowe v Guise [2002] EWCA Civ 197;
  • Hunt v Severs [1994] 2 All ER 385 HL;
  • Donelly v Joyce;
  • Housecroft v Burnett [1986] 1 All ER 332;
  • Evans v Pontypridd Roofing Ltd (2002) PIQR;
  • Young v Western Power [2003] EWCA Civ 1034;
  • Fretwell v Willi Betz (2001);
  • Kotke v Saffarini [2005] EWCA Civ 221;
  • Cachia v Faluyi [2001] EWCA Civ 998;
  • Thomas v Kwik Save Stores Ltd (2000) The Times, 27th June;
  • Cox v Hockenhill (1999) Law Society Gazette, 30th June;
  • Burgess v Florence Nightingale Hospital for Gentlewomen [1995] 1 QB 349;
  • Cookson v Knowles [1979] AC 556;
  • Harris v Empress Motors [1984] 1 WLR 212;
  • Navaei v Navaei (1995) Halsbury's Laws June 1995/ 1784;
  • Doleman v Deakin (1990) The Times 30th January;
  • Smith v Marchioness (1993) 27th January;
  • Quainoo v Brent & Harrow [1982] NLJ 1100;
  • Gammell v Wilson [1982] AC 27.

In this CPDCast, Richard Campbell discusses fatal accident claims and the relevant damages that stem from them, namely those available under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 and the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. Practical advice is given on how the use the Ogden tables (sixth edition) and also how to evaluate pain, suffering and loss of amenity.

Podcast Added: 19/12/2008

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-08-30

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