The tourist operator was found to be negligent and in this instance the company was fined and (the insurance company) paid ‘‘compensation’’ to the family in excess of $100,000. I could relate many instances where so-called compensation has been paid to the family of a victim following a workplace accident. In Australia (at least in some states, and some other countries), reparation as it is called is routinely paid (by the state government) to the families of homicide victims. This money is necessary because homicide victims’ families have a lot of unexpected expenditure thrust upon them, like accidental death families do. I have heard of some families of homicide victims who have almost been bankrupted following the unexpected and tragic death of a loved family member.
Source: Otago Daily Times February 23, 2020 15:33 UTC