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PERSONAL INJURIES (LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES) ACT


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      Application of Act  
   5.      Relationship with Compensation (Fatal Injuries) Act  
   6.      Act binds Crown  

   PART 2--LIABILITIES FOR PERSONAL INJURIES

           Division 1--Exclusions and indemnities

   7.      Volunteers and community organisations  
   7A.     Donors of food and grocery products  
   8.      Good Samaritans  
   9.      Occupier or owner of dwelling house or commercial premises  
   10.     Criminal conduct of injured person  

           Division 2--Expressions of regret

   11.     Purpose of Division  
   12.     Meaning of expression of regret  
   13.     Expression of regret not admissible as evidence  

   PART 3--CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

   14.     Presumption if injured person intoxicated  
   15.     Presumption if reliance on intoxicated person  
   16.     Evidentiary provisions  
   17.     Amount of reduction if contributory negligence established  

   PART 4--DAMAGES

           Division 1--Preliminary

   18.     Definitions  

           Division 2--General

   19.     No award of aggravated or exemplary damages  

           Division 3--Pecuniary loss

   20.     Damages for loss of earning capacity or financial support  
   21.     Future pecuniary loss  
   22.     Discount rate for future pecuniary loss  
   23.     Gratuitous services  

           Division 4--Non-pecuniary loss

   24.     Purpose of Division  
   25.     Damages other than for pecuniary loss  
   26.     Assessment of degree of impairment  
   27.     Damages for non-pecuniary loss  
   28.     Declaration of maximum amount of damages for non-pecuniary loss  

           Division 5--Interest

   29.     No interest on particular damages  
   30.     Calculation of interest payable on damages  

           Division 6--Orders for structured settlements

   31.     Meaning of structured settlement  
   32.     Court may make order for structured settlement  

   PART 5--MISCELLANEOUS

   33.     Regulations  
   34.     Regulations may contain savings and transitional provisions  

   PART 6--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR PERSONAL INJURIES (LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES) ACT 2003

   35.     Transitional provisions  

   PART 7--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR PERSONAL INJURIES (LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES) AMENDMENT ACT 2010

   36.     Application of section 7A  
           ENDNOTES


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