Liability for Compensation

If you are injured, it is essential to clarify, if there is a responsible tortfeasor.

We experience that some injured persons are not aware that there may be a responsible tortfeasor. This is often the case in many injuries happening in everyday life.


Examples of such injuries:

  • Single-vehicle accidents, involving you as a passenger;
  • road accidents involving several motor vehicles, irrespective of who is responsible for the accident;
  • if you are run down by a motor vehicle, either as a pedestrian or as a cyclist;
  • If you are knocked over or bitten by a dog that is not your own;
  • if you fall on a slippery pavement;
  • occupational injuries due to your employer’s failure to secure the working conditions sufficiently;
  • injuries that might have been avoided by another person’s having acted differently.


In addition to the above examples, you may obtain compensation under the Danish Liability in Damages Act, if you are the victim of violent crime or has been injured as a patient in connection with medical treatment or hospitalization.


Items of Compensation

The Liability in Damages Act governs the amount of compensation due to you in the case of a responsible tortfeasor.


Amounts of compensation payable by a responsible tortfeasor are:

  • Loss of earnings;
  • health expenses;
  • pain and suffering;
  • other losses.


If the accident results in permanent impairment, the insurance company is also required to pay:

  • Compensation for permanent impairment;
  • compensation for loss of or incapacity for work.


If the accident results in death, the surviving relatives will be entitled to compensation for loss of dependency, including transitional amounts in settlement of funeral expenses etc.


Please feel free to contact our team of lawyers specialised in Compensation for Personal Injury.

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