About the book
KANNAN ON PERSONAL ACCIDENTS & COMPENSATION LAWS 1ST
EDITION 2005 contains an exhaustive commentary on Law of Compensation for Personal Injuries and Death under Motor, Air, Ships, Industrial Accidents, Mass Disasters including Natural Calamities with a study
on the global trends, particularly of commonwealth countries and USA on the subjects of aviation disasters, maritime accidents and fatal accidents generally.
India's propensity to succumb to mass disasters with colossal casualties
of human lives and loss of property are, in a way, product of 'natural accidents'. The book advocates for sticking liability on State for deprivations due to natural calamities and pleads for enforceable statutory rights for victims. It gives an insight into understanding the normative acceptance of strict liability, while coping with the claims for damages for personal injuries due to accidents, where liability did not track fault. It covers a further study on the global trends, particularly of commonwealth countries and USA on the subjects of aviation disasters, maritime accidents and fatal accidents generally.
Because of social awareness, and as a result of all those factors which have an impact on the workload of the Courts, the number and variety of questions relating to personal accidents and compensations seems to be growing with each year. The present book contains Chapters on Accident Injuries, Death & Investigation, Railway Injuries, Aircraft Accidents, Marine Accidents, Industrial Accidents, Diverse Compensation Regimes, Assessment of Disability, Evaluation of Disabilities, Policy of Insurance & Some Concepts, Nervous Shock or Psychiatric Injury, Fatal Accidents, Motor Accident Claims, Applicability of Motor Vehicles Act, Compensation for Death and Injuries under the Railways Act, Aviation Disasters and Compensation, Compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act, Personal Injuries and Death Compensation under ESI Act, Liability of Public Authorities, Compensation in Criminal Cases, Mass Disasters etc. etc.
The book focuses much on law of compensation for personal injuries and death, it contains research materials on topics like ‘psychiatric injuries’ and ‘disability assessment’, on Maritime Accidents, on ‘mass disasters’, on 'earthquakes', on ‘aviation disasters’, on ‘consumer issues’ relating to accidents etc., etc., with innumerable case laws and invaluable material on the subject.