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Emotional loss

‘Emotional loss’, the loss sustained following the death or serious injuries of a family member, does not yet qualify for damages in the Netherlands. However, the Upper House recently approved a legislative proposal introducing compensation for this type of loss. The act will be taking effect on 1 January 2019. For more information, please read our article on the legislative proposal on emotional loss (in Dutch). Our lawyers can advise you on the possibilities of claiming emotional loss. 

Please click on the links for more information on non-economic damages (also called ‘immaterial damage’) and damages for nervous shock.