Decision ID: 000410

In October 1994 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee endorsed the Director’s view that, whilst in principle, income earned by a claimant in connection with an oil spill (eg for participating in the clean-up) should be deducted from any compensation payable for pollution damage, it was in the Fund’s interest that individuals in the affected area assisted in the clean-up operations and other activities related to the spill. The Committee decided that the Fund should take a flexible approach and should not insist on a deduction of small amounts paid to individuals who, without acting to protect their own property or business, take part in clean-up operations or assist the Fund in connection with an incident.

Date: 30.09.1994
Category: Compensation payments
Subject: Deduction of income earned due to an incident