Compensation for Fatal Injuries

In legal terms the award for mental distress to surviving family members out of the fatal injury to another family member is known as Loss of Solatium or more crassly as “tear money”. This was most recently increased to €35,000.00 by amendment to the above Bill in January 2014.

The current Bill proposes to amend the maximum award level more significantly to a maximum level of €75,000.00

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