In order to value a client’s injury claim it is not sufficient just to tell the other side the nature of the injuries and expect the parties to come to an accurate valuation. I will need to arrange a medical examination from a suitably qualified medical expert.
The Smith -v- Manchester award – or the handicap on the labour market award explained.
Recently I acted for a client who sustained an accident when his shoulder was injured at work. He was off work for three months. I claimed for his loss of earnings during this absence AND I was also successful in increasing his damages by an extra £10,000 even though he had returned to his job.