Fair v London and North Western Rly Co: QBD 1869

In actions for personal injuries, the court is constantly required to form an estimate of chances and risks which cannot be determined with anything like precision; for example, the possibility that the injury will improve, or deteriorate, or the possibility of improved earnings if the accident had not occurred.
The necessity that the damages should be full and adequate was stressed, though perfect compensation for injuries suffered is not possible.


21 LT 326, (1869) 18 WR 66


England and Wales

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Personal Injury, Damages

Updated: 20 October 2022; Ref: scu.660783