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CIVIL LIABILITY ACT 2003 - SECT 55
When earnings can not be precisely calculated
55 When earnings can not be precisely calculated
(1) This section applies if a court is considering making an award of damages
for loss of earnings that are unable to be precisely calculated by reference
to a defined weekly loss.
(2) The court may only award damages if it is
satisfied that the person has suffered or will suffer loss having regard to
the person’s age, work history, actual loss of earnings, any permanent
impairment and any other relevant matters.
(3) If the court awards damages,
the court must state the assumptions on which the award is based and the
methodology it used to arrive at the award.
(4) The limitation mentioned in
section 54 (2) applies to an award of damages under this section.
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