Personal Injury Schedules: Calculating Damages
Personal Injury Schedules: Calculating Damages covers in one single volume all that the PI practitioner needs in order to calculate damages in a personal injury case. It provides a guide to the assessment of damages and presentation of schedules. The emphasis remains on the practical application of the rules and principles involved, covering a variety of claims ranging from the small to the catastrophic. Defendants are also catered for, with a substantial chapter on Counter-Schedules.
The book contains comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the relevant principles and case law in a practical handbook style with valuable advice on presentation and strategy, complimented by a raft of precedents. Its key strengths are its clear and structured presentation and calculation of difficult items of loss with checklists, bullet points and tables offering immediate solutions for the busy practitioner, who needs accurate information on a daily basis in the courtroom or the office.
This new edition is fully updated to take account of the following developments resulting from case law since the last edition:
Fatal Accident Act multipliers: Knauer v MOJ  UKSC 9;
Pre-existing conditions: Reaney v University Hospital of North Staffordshire  EWCA Civ 1119;
Residual earnings discount factors: Billett v MOD EWCA Civ 773;
Review of the highest court award ever made: Robshaw v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NSH Trust  EWHC 923 (QB);
Developments in the approach to interim payment applications: Smith v Bailey  EWHC 2569 (QB);
Recoverability of credit hire claims: Brent v Highways & Utilities Construction & others  EWCA Civ 1384; Opuku v Tintas  EWCA Civ 1299; Zurich Insurance v Umerji  EWCA Civ 357; Sobrany v UAB Transtira  EWCA Civ 28;
Fatal accidents and incompatibility with the ECHR: Swift v Secretary of State for Justice  EWCA Civ 193;
Periodical payment orders: RH v University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust  EWHC 299 (QB); Wallace v Follett  EWCA Civ 146;
Striking out dishonest claims: Fairclough Homes Ltd v Summers  UKSC 26;
Assessment of multipliers when not constrained by the Damages Act 1996: Simon v Helmot  UKPC 5;
Assessment of life expectancy: Whiten v St George's Healthcare NHS Trust  EWHC 2066 (QB).