TWO WEBINARS ON LOSS OF EARNINGS: RECENT CASES: OGDEN 8: CHILDREN: THE SELF EMPLOYED: SPORTSPEOPLE AND ENTERTAINERS

I am presenting two webinars on the specific issue of loss of earnings in personal injury claims.  The first, on the 9th September 2020, looks at recent cases, the impact of Ogden 8, claims for disability in the labour market and related issues. It also looks at the problems when there are claims for loss of earnings on behalf of young children. The second, on 4th December 2020, looks specifically at the problems of loss of earnings and the self-employed. This also looks at the issues relating to claims for sport-people and those involved in the entertainment industry, together with claims for “loss of chance” in relation to loss of income.

CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS: RECENT CASES AND THE EFFECT OF OGDEN : 9th SEPTEMBER 2020

Claims for loss of earnings are a fundamental part of many actions for personal injury. It is essential that practitioners have a detailed knowledge of the way that the courts approach this issue in practice, and the guidance given in the new Actuarial Tables.

This webinar looks at claims for loss of earnings using:

  • Recent case law: where the courts provide guidance as to the evidence necessary to prove an ongoing loss
  • The “Ogden 8” approach – with a close look at how the approach advocated in the Actuarial tables has been used, and adapted, by the courts
  • Detailed guidance as to the appropriate loss of earnings multiplier and contingencies as a result of Ogden 8
  • Disability in the labour market, Blamire and awards for loss of congenial employment

This webinar also takes a look at the awards that the courts make in respect of future loss of earnings of young children and examines the factors that determine the sums reached – which can vary considerably.

Booking details are available here.

 

CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS: THE SELF-EMPLOYED, THE SPORTSPERSON AND ENTERTAINER, AND CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF CHANCE: 4th DECEMBER 2020

 

“There are 5 million self-employed people in the United Kingdom, making up 15.3% of the workforce.”

A self-employed person faces particular difficulties when seeking to recover loss of earnings after being injured.

This webinar looks at the particular difficulties of acting for self-employed people who suffer loss of earnings due to injury, focussing on:

  • The particular problems of the self-employed claimant
  • The injured business owner
  • The effect of a limited company
  • Calculating net loss
  • Pension losses and the self-employed claimant

The webinar then goes on to look at particular issues relating to claiming losses in cases where the injured claimant earns, or hopes to earn, a living through sports and entertainment,  looking at cases where damages have been awarded and when a claim for “loss of chance” has been found to be appropriate.

Those attending the webinar will also be sent a set of useful links to relevant cases and articles on this topic together with a helpful “loss of earnings” questionnaire.

Booking details are available here.