Monthly Archives: January 2014
The post yesterday on witness statements for loss of earnings proved to be the most popular post on this blog thus far. The fact is that claims for loss of earnings can often be taken for granted, not thought out and not established by the evidence. This is an example client questionnaire on the single […]
The basic task of proving damages, particularly elements such as loss of earnings and disability in the labour market, are often overlooked in witness statements prepared for trial. DRAFTING THE WITNESS STATEMENT TO SUPPORT A CLAIM FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS This issue was recently dealt with in a blog I did in Civil Litigation Brief […]
The Health and Safety Executive have given notice that sentencing powers are being increased for health and safety violations and penalties will be increased. More cases will be heard in the Magistrates’ Courts as a result of the review that took place on the 16th January.
I have changed the focus of this blog slightly to include detailed discussions of claims for loss of earnings as these are, almost inevitably, allied to a claim following an accident at work. In this post I look how the court assesses “fringe benefits”. These benefits can form a substantial part of an employee’s income […]
Any accident at work usually involves a loss of earnings of some type. When the loss is serious and there is no certain career path a claimant will usually try to use “comparators” to show the court what their potential earnings would have been. This use of comparators was considered by the High Court in […]