Admiralty Commissioners v Steamship Amerika (Owners), The Amerika: PC 13 Aug 1917

The Admiralty sought to recover as an item of loss the pensions payable to the widows of sailors killed in an accident to a submarine:

Parker, Wrenbury LL
[1916-17] All ER Rep 177, [1917] AC 38, [1917] UKPC 71
England and Wales
ApprovedBradburn v Great Western Rail Co CEC 1874
The plaintiff had received a sum of money from a private insurer to compensate him for lost income as a result of an accident caused by the negligence of the defendant.
Held: He was entitled to full damages as well as the payment from the . .

Cited by:
CitedParry v Cleaver HL 5-Feb-1969
PI Damages not Reduced for Own Pension
The plaintiff policeman was disabled by the negligence of the defendant and received a disablement pension. Part had been contributed by himself and part by his employer.
Held: The plaintiff’s appeal succeeded. Damages for personal injury were . .
See AlsoIn re Steamship ‘Prinz Adalber’ Hamburg-Amerika Line v Her Majesty’s Procurator Genera and similar PC 4-Feb-1918
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CitedOliver v Ashman CA 1961
The rule that loss of earnings, in the years lost to an injured plaintiff whose life expectancy had been shortened, were not recoverable, was still good law.
Pearce LJ summarised the authorities: ‘The Law Reform Miscellaneous Provisions Act . .
CitedPickett v British Rail Engineering HL 2-Nov-1978
Lost Earnings claim Continues after Death
The claimant, suffering from mesothelioma, had claimed against his employers and won, but his claim for loss of earnings consequent upon his anticipated premature death was not allowed. He began an appeal, but then died. His personal representatives . .

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Damages, Transport

Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.237519