oa De Rebus - The "lost years": the claim for loss of earnings
|Article Title||The "lost years": the claim for loss of earnings|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Oct 1983|
|Pages||486 - 493|
|Keyword(s)||Amenities of life, Damages recoverable, Dependants, Earning capacity, Future expectation, Liable for recovery, Loss of ability, Loss of support, Pain and suffering and Speculative damages|
It may happen that as a result of a wrongful act of some person another person's life expectancy is shortened. This may have the effect of shortening the period during which he could earn an income. If a person's life expectancy during which he can earn is shortened as a result of a delict, he has no claim for the loss of earnings which he could otherwise have earned.
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