Monthly Archives: January 2015

LOSS OF EARNINGS: SERIOUS INJURY AND THE “LOST YEARS”: HIGH COURT CASE CONSIDERED

Originally posted on PERSONAL INJURY: LIABILITY AND DAMAGES:
The question of whether a child claimant can receive earnings for the “lost years” when their life expectancy is reduced is a difficult one. It was considered by Mrs Justice Elizabeth Laing DBE in Totham -v- King’s College NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 97 (QB). At the…

FATAL ACCIDENT DEPENDENCY: CHANCE OF RECONCILIATION GIVES RISE TO 80% OF DAMAGES

The judgment of HHH Judge Coe (sitting as a High Court judge) in Hayes -v- South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 18 (QB) highlights an important aspect of fatal accident damages.  A former wife and husband had separated and were divorced at the time of the husband’s death. However reconciliation was […]