Volentie non fit injuria


Literal meaning of Volentie non fit injuria is that to which a person consents cannot be considered an injury.


It is legal maxim derieved from latin term. It refers to the term that the harm suffered with the plaintiff’s freely given consent and act has taken place with his prior knowledge of the risk involved, is a general defense in tort.

A person does not necessarily assent to a situation because he has knowledge of a potential danger.

In Nettleship v. Weston, the court held that “knowledge of the risk injury is not enough, nor is a willingness to take risk of injury. Nothing will suffice short of an agreement to waive any claim for negligence”