CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS OF THE SELF-EMPLOYED AND THOSE INVOLVED IN ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORT: WEBINAR 14th MARCH 2022
There are 5 million self-employed people in the United Kingdom making up 15.5% of the workforce. A self-employed person (including directors of small companies) face particular difficulties when seeking to recover loss of earnings after being injured. Similarly those who earn, or hope to earn, a living through sports and entertainment have particular difficulties in proving future prospects and earnings. These issues are examined in a webinar on the 14th March 2022, booking details are available here.
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
- When a claimant has not been fully declaring their income to the Inland Revenue.
- 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 issues in 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.
The webinar looks at recent cases relating to self-employed claimants and those involved in sport, it identifies the practical difficulties these cases show and the best methods of overcoming them.
Those attending the webinar will also be sent “loss of earnings” questionnaire which has a specific section for self-employed/business owners.