CASE STUDY

Personal Injury and Loss of Earnings 2009 - Scotland example
Personal Injury

This case involved quantifying the loss of earnings from the date of his car accident to his expected date of retirement for a graphic design artist. He had carried out freelance work and earned some regular income as a college lecturer. The car accident left him totally unable to work. The first stage in calculating loss of earnings was to project his pre-accident income up to the date of expected proof, allowing for such matters as expected promotion. The second stage was to use the 6th edition of the Ogden Tables to project his likely income from the proof date to his 65th birthday. Two scenarions were used, giving high and low projections. The draft report and calculations were delivered to a pre-proof meeting and, after some deliberation, the matter was resolved.

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