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National Environment Tribunal Act, 1995

3.  Liability to pay compensation in certain cases on principle of no fault

(1) Where death of, or injury to, any person (other than a workman) or damage to any property or environment has resulted from an accident, the owner shall be liable to pay compensation for such death, injury or damage under all or any of the heads specified in the Schedule.

(2) In any claim for compensation under sub-section (1), the claimant shall not be required to plead and establish that the death, injury or damage in respect of which the claim has been made was due to any wrongful act, neglect or default of any person.

Explanation- For the purposes of this section,-

( i ) " workman " has the meaning assigned to it in the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923;

(ii) " injury " includes permanent total or permanent partial disability or sickness resulting out of an accident.

(3) If the death, injury or damage caused by an accident cannot be attributed to any individual activity but is the combined or resultant effect of several such activities, operation and processes, the Tribunal may apportion the liability for compensation amongst those responsible for such activities, operations and processes on an equitable basis.

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