In accordance with general principles, the measure of damages is prima facie the diminution attributable to the subsidence in the value of the land to the claimant or, in the case of a claimant in possession with full ownership, the cost of reasonable reinstatement1. Certain consequential loss may also be recovered2. In estimating the diminution in value no allowance may be made for prospective injury from future subsidence, even subsidence from the same excavation; the prospective damage gives rise to no cause of action, and it cannot be rendered actionable by tacking it onto a claim which is admittedly
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