Beijing, May 23 (Xinhua) - Thanks to the legal movement to unify personal injury compensation standards, he says he doubled for the injured rural woman Zhong Qing (pseudonym).

The 31 -year -old Zhong lives with her mother and daughter in Datang's village in the suburb of Changsha, capital of the province of Hunan of Center of China . As the only support of his family, he makes a living growing and executing an online store.

However, a car accident crashed Zhong's quiet life last February.

If Changsha had not implemented the pilot regulation configuration of the equal compensation standards for rural and urban victims, Zhong would only have received around 56,000 yuan (around $ 8,298) for their claims), said the judge of the local primary court.

Since September 2019, authorized by the Popular Supreme Court (SPC), the modified regulation of compensation for personal injuries was piloted by provincial courts of higher persons.

Due to the pilot regulation, the local court decided to grant Zhong more than 120,000 yuan in claims, which took into account the costs of loss of work, the costs Doctors and dependent care expenses according to the living standards of urban residents in Hunan.

Pilot regulation became an official applicable official rule, which has been effective as of May 1 and covers a broader scope of personal injuries.

The SPC stipulates that rural residents should receive equal compensatory damages with urban counterparts in accordance with the standards of each region at the provincial level in cases of personal injury that They result in disability, death and dependent expenses. The specific amount is calculated according to the income or consumption available per capita of urban residents one year before the lesion.

The compensation system caused a distinction between rural and urban victims. The previous legislative approach followed the idea that compensation was to remedy the loss of household income, and urban victims with average earlies generally higher would probably suffer to a greater extent.

In a judicial review before the implementation of the official regulations, the National Congress of the People said that the differences in compensation between urban and rural residents must be eliminated, together with the narrowest urban-rural gap in development levels and standard of living.

"The compensation of unified personal injuries ensures the same legal protection for rural and urban residents, and this indicates the progress of society," said Li Ji, said A police officer in charge of traffic accidents in the municipality of Tianjin in northern China.

Li cited an interregion case in February during which a rural resident of the neighboring province of Hebei died in a car accident in Tianjin.

Under the pilot regulation and police mediation, the victim's relatives received compensation based on the standard of living of Tianjin residents, through The negotiation with the driver and the insurance company.

In judicial practice, rural plaintiffs no longer need to demonstrate that their claims must adapt to urban standards, so the victims are relieved of the burden of the burden of the load of the Test, said Duan Hobo, vice president of judge of a civil court of Tianjin. People's court. For the Judiciary, the uniform rule improves the efficiency of judicial decisions.

"Non -discriminatory compensation standards reflect equity and justice," Duan added. ENITEM



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