Thursday, January 27, 2022

Multiplier has to be determined based on completed age, not running age -Motor accident cases (Kerala High Court)

The Kerala High Court recently held that the multiplier to be applied while calculating compensation in motor accident claim cases has to be decided on the basis of the age attained by the deceased/injured and not based on running age.

"The sine qua non to select the multiplier is the attainment of the specified age mentioned in the table and not the running of the age into the next group"

"A Fortiori, it is trite, a claim petition under Sec.166 of the Act has to be decided on the touchstone of preponderance of probability and not on the litmus test of beyond reasonable doubt,"

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