Loss of earnings calculations for self-employed electrician
Appointment Type: Expert advisor
Service Area: Personal Injury
Industry: Construction and Engineering
Litigation Type: Civil
Acting as the expert to quantify the loss of earnings suffered by a self-employed electrician following a road traffic accident which left him unable to continue working as an electrician.
The calculations were complicated by a previous road traffic accident which impacted on the claimant’s ability to earn in the two years immediately prior to the second road traffic accident.
Prior to becoming self-employed, the claimant had been employed as an electrician by a third party company. We therefore calculated the loss of income on the following bases:
• the claimant would have continued to be self-employed
• the claimant would have returned to third party employment
The claim settled following a mediation and our report was fundamental to enabling the parties to assess the loss of earnings.