New sole trader grows business rapidly before accident
Loss Of Earnings

Jo identified a niche area in the building sector in his area and gained a reputation for quality work in a specialist area. He was very hands on, working in the business himself. He employed workers as the need arose and as the business grew. In the third year of the business he suffered injuries such that he could no longer participate actively in building and his ability to supervise employees was significantly affected by his reduced mobility. NIFA expert asked to quantify his loss. The particular difficulties were assessing the future growth given that there is a limit to the number of hours any individual can work and the loss of income due to him having to employ workers to do what he would have done in the past - building work and supervising.