How to fight some of the main heads of special damages in personal injury cases for both claimants and defendants.
A well drafted schedule will make recoverability easier and lead to a swifter settlement.
Preparing schedules of loss can be a daunting task for any fee-earner; Knowing what you can claim is only half the battle. This session will give you the skill and confidence needed to draft schedules of losses successfully.
Often called a schedule of special damages, this is not necessarily an accurate title and can lead to confusion. In accordance with CPR PD 16.4.2, a schedule of loss should include ‘details of any past and future expenses and losses’ and should have a statement of truth at the end.
During this session Nicky Carter will remind viewers of the two distinct types of damages; General and special damages and how this affects the layout of the schedule of loss. Consideration will be given to what should be included within the claimant’s statement and the information that will be required when undertaking the following nett loss of earnings calculations:
· Self employment
· Limited Company
· Illegal earnings
Other topics considered during this session include:
· Past / future losses
· Reclaiming sick pay
· Employee benefits and loss of ‘perks’
· Deductions – charitable payments, redundancy payments, benefits
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