Annual increase to motor accident damages caps

FROM 1 OCTOBER 2014, the Motor Accidents Compensation (Determination of Loss) Amendment Order 2014 adjusts the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 by:

  • increasing, from $477,000 to $492,000, the maximum damages that may be awarded for non-economic loss under s134.
  • increasing, from $4,376 to $4,512, the amount beyond which the court must disregard pre-accident weekly earnings when assessing damages for past or future loss of earnings, deprivation or impairment of earning capacity or loss of expectation of financial support under s125.

The order relates to awards of damages for injury or death as a consequence of a motor accident.


Sydney, Australia

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