Liffen v Watson: 1940

After being injured in an accident a domestic servant was unable to continue in her employment in which she received pounds 1 a week wages and board and lodging. After the accident she went to live with her father to whom she made no payment for board and lodging.
Held: She was entitled to receive damages, not only in respect of her loss of wages, but also in respect of the board and lodging. The father’s kindness in taking his daughter into his house was an extraneous and independent matter and too remote to affect the damages.

109 LJKB 367, [1940] 1 KB 556, [1940] 2 All ER 213
England and Wales
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 . .

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Updated: 23 November 2021; Ref: scu.237527