A Guide To Using A Loss Of Earnings Calculator

By Max Morris. Last Updated 17th June 2022. An injury can affect you mentally, physically, and financially. If you had to take sick leave from work, you may have suffered a loss of earnings. A loss of earnings calculator can show how much compensation you may be entitled to. However, there are other avenues you could take to get an accurate compensation figure.

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You may have a few questions before you read this article, such as:

  • Can you claim for a future loss of earnings?
  • What are some forms of proof of loss of earnings?

This guide will answer your queries and offer additional information about the use of a loss of earnings calculator. Our panel lawyers are sympathetic and understanding with claimants and would be happy to offer a helping hand. 

If you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to make a loss of earnings claim for the financial harm done. You can speak to our advisers to discuss how much compensation you may be entitled to.

If your claim is valid, they can connect you to a personal injury solicitor from our panel to explore No Win No Fee agreements with you and potentially start the claims process.

You can contact a friendly adviser from our team by:

  • Ringing them on 0800 408 7825.
  • Putting your details into our contact form to chat with an adviser whenever you’re next available.
  • Talking to an adviser via our live chatbox to receive advice straight away. 

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  1. What Is A Loss Of Earnings Calculator?
  2. How Do You Make A Loss Of Earnings Claim?
  3. How Does A Future Loss Of Earnings Calculator Work?
  4. Can I Use A Loss Of Earnings Calculator As A Non-Employee?
  5. Tips on Making a Loss of Earnings Claim
  6. Loss Of Earnings Calculator
  7. Contact No Win No Fee Loss Of Earnings Claim Solicitors
  8. Related Loss Of Earnings Claim Articles

What Is A Loss Of Earnings Calculator? 

If you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may have to take time off work to allow your injury to recover. Therefore, you could suffer a loss of earnings if you don’t get paid as much as you would if you went to work.

This could also be true if you suffered harm due to medical negligence, or psychological injury due to a data breach.

This could mean you struggle to pay rent, buy food, or make other essential purchases. It could even be the case that you lose even more money due to paying out of pocket for travel expenses to and from medical appointments or paying for prescription medication. 

A loss of earnings calculator can calculate how much compensation you may be owed for losing money due to harm. However, if you’d like our advisers to value your loss of earnings claim for free, why not reach out? They can offer you free legal advice and connect you to a lawyer from our panel if you have a valid claim. 

How Do You Make A Loss Of Earnings Claim? 

As well as recovering the cost of lost wages, you may also be entitled to compensation for:

  • Loss of pension contributions. If you put some of your pay towards your pension every month, you may lose out on pension contributions if you take time off to recover. Therefore, you might be entitled to compensation for this.
  • Loss of sick days. Furthermore, you may use up your sick days due to taking days off for your injury. You could also be compensated for this.
  • Loss of annual leave/holiday pay. Instead of using sick days, you may have used annual leave. This means you could lose holidays that you otherwise would have still had.

If you’d like to make a loss of earnings claim, our team of advisers are available around the clock to have a chat with you about your situation. If you have a legitimate claim, they can connect you to a personal injury solicitor from our panel to discuss No Win No Fee agreements with you. 

How Does A Future Loss Of Earnings Calculator Work? 

You may be awarded compensation for the money you’re predicted to lose in the future due to your injury. Here are some examples of future losses: 

  • Future loss of earnings. If your injuries prevent you from being able to work in the same role, you could find yourself in a job that pays less. What’s more, if you’re unable to work at all because of your injuries, you could lose out significantly. You could recover these financial losses if you make a successful claim.
  • Care costs. It may be the case that you continue to be cared for in the future due to the long term effects of your injury. If you have to pay out of your own pocket, you may be compensated for this. You could even claim compensation if a loved one has to leave their job to provide you with gracious care. 
  • Prescription medication. You may have to take medication in the future for your injury. If it’s likely you’ll have to pay for this, you may be owed compensation.

Your personal injury solicitor will help calculate the amount of compensation for future loss of earnings you might be entitled to.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our team of professional advisers who can value your claim accurately without the need for a loss of earnings calculator. Additionally, if your claim is valid, you can be connected to a personal injury solicitor from our panel to begin the loss of earnings claim process.

Can I Use A Loss Of Earnings Calculator As A Non-Employee?

If you’re considering whether you can use a loss of earnings calculator as a non-employee, it may be because you’re also wondering if you can claim as a non-employee.

No matter whether you were injured at work or outside of it, if it was due to someone else’s negligence and they’d owed you a duty of care, you could claim.

Employers owe employees and visitors to the workplace a duty of care to ensure their safety under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, those in control of places that are accessible to the public should ensure they’re safe for visitors to use.

Here are some examples of where people who aren’t classed as ’employees’ could still claim for a loss of earnings:

  • Self-employed. If you’re self-employed, you’re not classed as an employee. However, you may still lose money if you can’t work due to your injuries. Therefore, you may be entitled to loss of earnings compensation whether you were injured on a client’s site or at the supermarket
  • Agency workers. An agency worker is someone whose employer is technically an agency, such as a recruitment agency. The agency finds the employee companies to work for. However, your injury may not allow you to carry out this work and therefore you may be entitled to compensation for loss of earnings. 

Those are two examples of non-employees, but anyone who is paid for work but not employed by someone else is also classed as a non-employee. You can get in touch with our team of advisers today to discuss making a potential loss of earnings claim. 

Tips on Making a Loss of Earnings Claim

You may be able to receive loss of earnings compensation when making a personal injury claim. To receive any compensation, you would need to prove that your injury was caused by third-party negligence.

Evidence that could be useful to your claim includes:

  • CCTV footage – This could help determine the series of events that led to the accident.
  • Photographs of your injury and the accident site.
  • Witness statements – Upon the accident occurring, you could get the contact details of people who witnessed the accident. Your legal counsel would then contact them to take a statement as part of the claims process.
  • Financial evidence – If you want to claim for loss of earnings, you will need to prove the value of the losses you’re wanting to claim. Evidence that relates specifically to loss of earnings includes payslips or bank statements. This is important as, if you’re unable to work due to the injury, you would need to illustrate the exact amount of wages you’ve lost as a result.
  • A medical report – A solicitor from our panel can help organise an evaluation of your injuries. This assessment, performed by a medical professional, can help clarify the extent of your injuries and determine how they’ve negatively impacted you.

To learn more tips on making a loss of earnings claim, please contact us for free legal advice at a time that works for you. We can tell you if you’re eligible to claim and can even connect you with an experienced solicitor from our panel who could help build your case.

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You may want more information about what amount of compensation you could receive as part of a loss of earnings claim. To potentially claim for loss of earnings, you would need to also receive compensation for injuries caused by third-party negligence.

The primary head of claim in a personal injury claim is called general damages. To potentially receive loss of earnings compensation, you would also need to receive compensation for general damages. This compensation is for the suffering and pain caused by the injury. The Judicial College Guidelines provide more information about the potential general damages compensation amount you could receive.

These figures have been taken from the latest guidelines available, published in 2022. However, please remember that we cannot guarantee exactly what you’ll receive. These figures should only provide you with a general idea of what your potential compensation amount could be.

InjurySeverityNotesCompensation Bracket
Injuries to the ElbowA Severely Disabling InjuryThis compensation bracket is applied to elbow injuries considered severely disabling.£39,170 to £54,830
Injuries to the ElbowLess Severe InjuriesElbow function is impaired but it doesn’t need serious surgery.£15,650 to £32,010
Shoulder InjuriesSevereThe brachial plexus is damaged, causing a significant disability.£19,200 to £48,030
Shoulder InjuriesModerateMovement is limited due to the shoulder being frozen. This results in symptoms lasting for around two years.£7,890 to £12,770
Wrist Injuries(b) Permanent, significantPermanent significant disability but the wrist can still move slightly.£24,500 to £39,170
Wrist Injuries(c) Less severeThis injury isn’t as severe but some disability is caused that’s permanent. An example of this is stiffness and pain.£12,590 to £24,500
Back InjuriesModerate (ii)This compensation bracket covers many frequently encountered injuries such as soft tissue injuries, disturbed ligaments and muscles or prolapsed discs.£12,510 to £27,760
Back InjuriesMinor (i)Applies to less serious strains, sprains, soft tissue injuries, disc prolapses or fractures. Recovery without surgery within 2 to 5 years.£7,890 to £12,510
Foot InjuriesModeratePermanent deformity and continuing symptoms caused by displaced metatarsal fractures. Long-term osteoarthritis and/or surgery requirements may be possible.£13,740 to £24,990
Foot InjuriesModestThis bracket covers relatively more simple metatarsal fractures, ruptured ligaments or puncture wounds. The exact compensation offered will depend on the recovery time and the impact on day-to-day life.Up to £13,740

Compensation for loss of earnings could be included when claiming for special damages. Special damages compensation is what you can receive for the financial losses caused by the injury. You would need evidence, such as invoices and bank statements, to illustrate the losses you’re wanting to claim. Other losses you could claim for include:

  • Care costs
  • Home adjustments
  • Travel expenses
  • Medical costs

If you have further questions about how to claim for loss of earnings, please contact our team for legal advice that is completely free.

Contact No Win No Fee Loss Of Earnings Claim Solicitors

Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors would be happy to discuss working with you under a No Win No Fee agreement. This is a contract that your lawyer and yourself agree to. It shows the conditions your lawyer has to meet before receiving payment.

It states that if your claim wins, you won’t have to pay your solicitor fees. If your claim loses, a small part of your compensation will be deducted by your lawyer. This will be a legally capped percentage and the majority of the compensation would still be awarded to you. 

There are many financial benefits to a No Win No Fee claim, so please don’t hesitate to contact our advisers. They can have a chat about your situation and value your claim without the need for a loss of earnings calculator. 

Once you’ve spoken with an adviser, you don’t have to continue with the services of our panel of solicitors. However, if your claim is legitimate, an adviser can connect you to a personal injury lawyer from our panel. They can then assess the compensation sum you may be owed and begin working on your personal injury claim.

You can get in touch with our team of advisers through:

  • Telephone on 0800 408 7825 to chat about your claim.
  • Our contact form to get a response when you’re available.
  • Our instant chat pop-up box to talk straight away. 

Related Loss Of Earnings Claim Articles

How Long Do You Have To Claim For An Accident At Work? – If you’ve had an injury in a workplace accident, you might be eligible to make an accident at work claim. 

No Win No Fee Claim Solicitors – This article includes information about No Win No Fee agreements. 

Do I Need To Use Accident Solicitors Near Me? – Our guide discusses whether you need to use personal injury lawyers near you. 

Broken Arm Or Wrist – Have you broken your wrist or arm? You might be owed compensation.

Broken Leg – Have you sustained a leg fracture? If you have, this NHS guide includes important guidance. 

Thank you for reading through our guide about how you don’t need a loss of earnings calculator to value your claim.

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