Loss of Earnings
Can I be compensated for not being able to find another job after my injury?
Yes, handicap on the labour market is the area of law that covers this. Generally awarded in a lump sum by the courts which can be anything from 6 months to 2 years loss of earnings, this all depends upon the extent of the handicap and how realistic it is that you are going to be prejudiced on the open labour market.
Can I be compensated for losing my job?
Yes: This can come in two parts. You can recover loss of earnings for the time that you were injured after you have lost your job and in certain cases you can also recover a compensation award which is known as loss of congenial employment, in other words, you can be compensated for the fact that you loved your job and you may now have to take another job.
Can I recover future loss of earnings?
Yes: If your future earning capacity is going to be affected by your injury then you can recover loss of earnings.
Can I recover loss of earnings if I am self-employed?
Yes you can recover loss of earnings. Loss of earnings for self-employed people can be calculated by looking at copy accounts, copy invoices, copy books and etc this does make it more difficult but, loss of earnings can be calculated.
Can I recover loss of earnings?
Yes you can recover loss of earnings. The loss of earnings claim is added onto your claim for injury.