Can I recover loss of earnings?
Yes. You can recover for loss of earnings; any loss of earnings will get added onto your claim for injury.
Can I recover loss of earnings if I am self-employed?
Yes. Loss of earnings for self-employed people can be calculated by looking at copy accounts, invoices, and books etc. This does make it more difficult; however loss of earnings can still be calculated.
Can I be compensated for losing my job?
Yes. For the time that you were injured after you have lost your job, you can claims for loss of earnings. In other case you can recover compensation know as loss of congenial employment, which mean you can claim for the fact you loved your job and now have to take another job.
Can I recover future loss of earnings?
Yes. You can recover future loss of earning if your future earning capacity is going to be affected by your injury.
Can I be compensated for not being able to find another job after my injury?
Yes. This is generally awarded in a lump sum by the courts, which can cover loss of earnings from anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. This is dependent on the extent of the handicap and how you are going to be prejudiced on the open labour market.
Can I recover the cost of someone looking after me when I am injured?
Yes. The cost of a carer can usually be recovered, whether it be a professional carer that is justified by the medical evidence or a family member that is looking after you. The costs are calculated at different rates for a professional and a family member.
Can I recover the cost of hiring another vehicle whilst my vehicle is damaged?
Yes. Providing the cost of the vehicle is kept to a minimum and also providing the vehicle is similar to the one you have lost, the cost of a replacement vehicle can be recovered.