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Report No. 85

Compensation-Scope of-in New Zealand.- Compensation under the New Zealand scheme includes medical and related benefits, compensation for lost earning capacity at a rate of 80% of earning up to $ 200 a week, lumpsum payments for non-pecuniary losses in cases of permanent loss or impairment of bodily function to a maximum of $ 5,000 and compensation for pain and suffering and loss of amenities to a maximum of $ 7,500. Other injury-related expenses are covered as well. Death benefits include funeral expenses, and an allowance for a dependant widow or widower of 50% of the amount that would have been payable to the deceased for loss of earning capacity. The dependants' allowance is higher where other dependants are involved.



Claims for Compensation under Chapter 8 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1939 Back




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