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136Road accidentsE+W

(1)A compensation order may not be made in respect of funeral expenses or bereavement in respect of a death due to a road accident.

(2)A compensation order may be made in respect of injury, loss or damage due to a road accident only if it is in respect of—

(a)loss suffered by a person's dependants in consequence of the person's death,

(b)damage which is treated by section 137 as resulting from an offence under the Theft Act 1968 or Fraud Act 2006, or

(c)uninsured harm.

(3)In subsection (2), “uninsured harm” means injury, loss or damage as respects which—

(a)the offender was uninsured in relation to the use of the vehicle in question, and

(b)compensation is not payable under any arrangements to which the Secretary of State is a party.

An offender is not uninsured in relation to the use of a vehicle for this purpose if that use of it is exempted from insurance by section 144 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

(4)Where a compensation order is made in respect of injury, loss or damage due to a road accident, the amount to be paid may include an amount representing all or part of any loss of, or reduction in, preferential rates of insurance attributable to the accident.

(5)In this Chapter, “road accident” means an accident arising out of the presence of a motor vehicle on a road.

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I1S. 136 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

137Damage to property and clean-up costs resulting from certain offencesE+W

(1)Subsection (2) applies in the case of an offence under the Theft Act 1968 or Fraud Act 2006, where the property in question is recovered.

(2)Any damage to the property occurring while it was out of the owner's possession is to be treated for the purposes of section 133 as having resulted from the offence.

This applies regardless of how the damage was caused and who caused it.

(3)Section 29 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 makes provision about the person in whose favour a compensation order relating to certain offences involving damage to monuments is to be made.

(4)Section 33B of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (clean-up costs) provides for certain costs connected with certain offences relating to waste to be loss or damage resulting from those offences for the purposes of section 133.

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I2S. 137 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

138Funeral expenses and bereavement: cases other than road accidentsE+W

(1)A compensation order in respect of funeral expenses may be made for the benefit of anyone who incurred the expenses.

(2)A compensation order in respect of bereavement may be made only for the benefit of a person for whose benefit a claim for damages for bereavement could be made under section 1A of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.

(3)The amount to be paid in respect of bereavement under a compensation order must not exceed the amount for the time being specified in section 1A(3) of that Act.

(4)This section is subject to section 136(1) (compensation order not available in respect of bereavement or funeral expenses in respect of a death due to a road accident).

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I3S. 138 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

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