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The podcast provides an overview of damages in Personal Injury claims including provisional damages and periodical payments. This podcast will be of use to practioners that deal with Personal Injury claims and those who are just starting to practice in the area. It also touches on the calculations involved in the latest Ogden tables (6th Edition.)

After completing the course you will:
  • Know what can be claimed under General Damages;;
  • Understand how to value pain, suffering and loss of amenity;;
  • Know how to uplift a case as required by Heil v Rankin [2000];;
  • Understand what a Smith and Manchester award is and when it would be appropriate;;
  • Understand how the courts award damages for loss of congenial employment;;
  • Know how to calculate future losses using the Ogden tables (Sixth edition);;
  • Know the heads of damage normally claimed under special damages;;
  • Understand the process for calculating the Claimant's loss of earnings;;
  • Know how the courts value service and care costs;;
  • Understand the rules pertaining to provisional damages and periodical payments.
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Sources and References:
  • Reed v Sunderland Health Authority (1998) The Times, 16th October;
  • Heil v Rankin [2000] 3 All ER 138;
  • Smith v Manchester Corp [1974] 17 KIR 1;
  • Thorn v Powergen [1997] PIQR Q71;
  • Moeliker v A Reyrolle & Co. [1977] 1 WLR 132;
  • Foster v Tyne and Wear County Council [1986] 1 All ER 567;
  • Morris v Johnson Matthey & Co. Ltd (1967) 112 SJ 326;
  • Usher v Crowder [1994] CLY 1494;
  • Mattocks v Mann CA (1992) The Times, 19th June 1992;
  • Consumer Credit Act 1974;
  • Dimond v Lovell [2000] 2 WLR 1121;
  • Lagden v O'Connor [2003] UKHL 64;
  • Hughes v Addis (2000) LTL 23rd March;
  • Hartley v Sandholme Iron Co Limited [1975] QB 600;
  • Cunningham v Harrison [1973] 3 All ER 463;
  • Colledge v Bas Mitchells [1988] 1 All ER 536;
  • Pirelli v Gaca [2004] EWCA Civ 373;
  • Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act 1984;
  • Eagle v Chambers [2004] EWCA;
  • Lim Poh Choo v Camden and Islington Area Health Authority [1979] 2 All ER 910;
  • Lowe v Guise [2002] EWCA Civ 197;
  • Hunt v Severs [1994] 2 All ER 385 HL;
  • Buckley v Farrow and Buckley [1997] PIQR Q78;
  • Harwick v Hindson and another (1999) NLJ 28th May;
  • Housecroft v Burnett [1986] 1 All ER 332;
  • Evans v Pontypridd Roofing Ltd (2002) PIQR Q;
  • Supreme Court Act 1981;
  • County Court Act 1984;
  • Willson v Ministry of Defence [1991] 1 All ER 638;
  • Patterson v Ministry of Defence [1987] CLY 1194;
  • Damages (Variation of Periodical Payments) Order 2005.

In this CPDCast, Richard Campbell discusses damages in Personal Injury cases namely the key heads of damage under both General and Special Damages and also the courts approach to provisional damages and periodical payments.

Podcast Added: 22/12/2008

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