What is non pecuniary damage?

Pain and loss of quality of life cannot be compensated. However, a financial compensation can give some consolation and relief. The level of compensation depends on personal circumstances: how serious are injuries, physical disfiguration, or new physical limitations? Age also makes a difference. (The younger the person and the worse the injury, the higher the compensation will be.)

There is no provision for pecuniary damage in the Dutch legal system (unlike in the United States).

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