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April 19, 2011

Liability and Compensation for Injury

Bangkok Post, Corporate Counsellor Column

When a person directly causes injury to another through negligence, it is clear that liability is attributed to the wrongdoer and the injured person may claim compensation from the wrongdoer. However, there are circumstances where a natural or legal person may attract liability for personal injury even though they did not directly cause the injury. Such circumstances usually involve a special relationship linking that party to the wrongdoer. This article describes several instances of this type of vicarious liability.