WEBINAR SERIES ON PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES: STARTING JUNE 2021

In June this year I am presenting a series of six webinars which deal with major aspects of a claim for damages for personal injury.

 

This series goes through each major element of a claim for damages, looking at how they should be presented in the schedule of damages coupled with the evidence needed to prove each element of the claim.

The series can be viewed as a whole but each webinar is self-contained looking at a particular element of the claim, how it is established by evidence and how it is presented in the schedule of damages.  Emphasis is placed on ensuring the claim is presented accurately and on avoiding both under-valuing the claim and allegations of exaggeration.

 

THE SERIES

Pain and suffering
Loss of earnings
Care claims
Accommodation and appliance claims
Periodical payments and provisional damages
Dealing with the counter-schedule and counter-arguments in relation to damages

 

PAIN AND SUFFERING

 

This webinar looks at the preparation of the schedule, evidence and case in relation to damages for personal injury.  It looks at the case law and covers:

 

  • What is an “injury”?
  • What is a claimant being compensated for?
  • What factors affect the award for pain and suffering?
  • Does the age of the claimant matter?
  • How should pain and suffering be presented in the Schedule?
  • Can the claimant simply rely on the medical evidence in presenting their claim for injury?
  • What factors are going to affect the award for pain and suffering?

Booking details are available here. 

 

LOSS OF EARNINGS

 

This webinar looks at major issues in relation to claims for loss of income, how they are presented and how they are established at trial

 

  • The law as to loss of earnings
  • How a claim for loss of income is calculated
  • Disability in the labour market, evidence, the schedule and the witness statement
  • The Blamire award
  • Awards for loss of congenial employment
  • The self-employed claimant
  • The schedule of damages and claims for loss of earnings
  • Proving loss of earnings at trial – some practical examples
  • A client questionnaire for loss of earnings

Booking details are available here. 

 

CARE CLAIMS

Here we look at claims for care, the law underpinning care and assistance claims, looking at practical ways of preparing the case and presenting the schedule and cover:

 

  • Medical and hospital expenses – does a claimant have to use the NHS?
  • What is “care”?
  • Quantifying care without the help of an expert
  • Care in minor and non-severe cases
  • Claims for household assistance – does the law treat them differently?
  • Can a claim be made for inability to act as a carer?
  • Care claims in the Schedule

Booking details are available here. 

ACCOMMODATION AND APPLIANCE CLAIMS

Claims for accommodation and appliances are a major part of many serious claims.  Here we look at the legal principles underlying these claims and how these should be formulated in the schedule covering:

 

  • Proving a need for accommodation
  • Quantifying the accommodation claim
  • Interim payments and accommodation claims
  • Proving the need for aids and appliances
  • Quantifying the claim for aids and appliances
  • Accommodation and aids and appliances in the schedule

 

Booking details are available here.

 

PERIODICAL PAYMENTS AND PROVISIONAL DAMAGES

 

This webinar looks at the law, practice and procedure relating to provisional damages and periodical payments including how they should be presented in the schedule and the evidence that needs to be provided in support and will lcover

  • When is a claim for provisional damages appropriate?
  • Making a claim for provisional damages
  • Consequences of a provisional award
  • Causation
  • The obligation of the court to consider periodical payments
  • Factors involved in the exercise of the court’s discretion
  • Ensuring security for the claimant
  • Practice and procedure

Booking details are available here. 

DEALING WITH THE COUNTER-SCHEDULE AND COUNTER-ARGUMENTS IN RELATION TO DAMAGES

Here we take a detailed look of those arguments that can be marshalled to reduce a claim for damages and cover:

 

  • Assessing points made in the counter-schedule
  • Causation arguments and the reduction of damages
  • Arguments about mitigation of loss
  • The schedule and recoupable benefits
  • The schedule and non-recoupable benefits

Booking details are available here.