Damages are a monetary compensation allowed to the injured party by the Court for the loss or injury suffered by him by the breach of a contract. The object of awarding damages for the breach of contract is to put the injured party in the same position, so far as money can do it, as if he had not been injured, i.e. in the position in which he would have been had there been performance and not breach. This is called the doctrine of restitution.
The rules relating to damages may be considered as under:
1. Damages arising naturally – Ordinary damages
When a contract has been broken, the injured party can recover from the other party such damages as naturally and directly arose in the usual course of things from the breach.… Read the rest