A Guide To Using A Loss Of Earnings Calculator

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. How Do I Prove My Loss Of Earnings Claim?
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  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. 

How Do I Prove My Loss Of Earnings Claim?

It’s a good idea to gather as much sufficient evidence as possible to support your loss of earnings claim. Here is some evidence that can help:

  • Witness statements. You can collect contact details from any witnesses who saw the accident occur and saw that it wasn’t your fault. The witnesses could potentially provide statements. This could help you prove the other party’s negligence.
  • CCTV footage. If there’s CCTV footage of your accident, this can show exactly how it happened and who may be at fault.
  • Photos. It may be helpful to provide photos of your injury if it’s physically visible. This can help to prove the severity.
  • Medical notes. You can gather this information to show the diagnosis you received.
  • Bank statements and payslips. Your bank statements and payslips can show how much you’ve been paid since the injury compared to before. These payments can then be compared to see how much money you’ve lost.

Our team of friendly advisers would be happy to explore whether you can make a loss of earnings claim and how to do so. If your claim is valid, you can then be connected to an experienced personal injury lawyer from our panel to chat with you about No Win No Fee agreements. 

Loss Of Earnings Calculator

We’ve included a loss of earnings calculator compensation table below to show how some injuries may be valued. These figures are from the Judicial College Guidelines. This is a publication legal professionals use when they value injuries. 

The compensation table is used for example purposes only.

Injury:Severity:Notes:Compensation:
Wrist Injuries(b) Permanent, significantPermanent significant disability but the wrist can still move slightly. £22,990 to £36,770
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. £11,820 to £22,990
Injuries to the ElbowA Severely Disabling InjuryA severely disabling injury£36,770 to £51,460
Injuries to the ElbowLess Severe InjuriesElbow function is impaired but it doesn’t need serious surgery. £14,690 to £30,050
Shoulder Injuries SevereThe brachial plexus is damaged, causing a significant disability. £18,020 to £45,070
Shoulder Injuries ModerateMovement is limited due to the shoulder being frozen. This results in symptoms lasting for around two years. £7,410 to £11,980 

Compensation figures usually account for special damages and general damages. The awarded bracket usually depends on factors such as how severe the injury is and how long recovery takes.

General damages account for the psychological and physical effect the injury had on you. An example could be if you experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to your injury. 

Special damages account for the financial losses the injury causes you. An example of this could be if you suffered a loss of earnings due to taking time off work. Another example could be if you paid out-of-pocket travelling to and from medical appointments. 

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.

Article by OA

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