7.1.7 Interpretation - 'as soon as practicable' | Military Compensation SRCA Manuals and Resources Library, Liability Handbook, Ch 7 Notice of Injury, 7.1 Notice of Injury - SRCA 1988

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7.1.7 Interpretation - 'as soon as practicable'

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The Act does not give any guidelines to interpret the phrase 'as soon as practicable'. This aspect is a judgement of the Delegate and is to be made with regard to all of the circumstances of the case, including the claimant's state of mind, understanding of the disease or injury, ignorance or mistake with respect to rights and duties, etc.