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General damages in RTA cases


Synopsis

This module develops a systematic approach to identifying the heads of general damage, gathering evidence and valuing the claim.
 


Outcomes

As a result of the course, delegates will be better at:

  • investigating general damages methodically
  • gathering and reviewing evidence
  • cross-referencing with special damages
  • using case law to value general damages
  • managing client expectations

Workshop content

  • Knowing your body parts - anatomy test
  • Interviewing the client and ensuring that nothing gets missed
  • Assessing the medical evidence and relating it back to the client’s evidence
  • Identifying the heads of loss and any additional information needed
  • Valuing a claim for PSLA
  • Loss of enjoyment of holiday
  • Loss of congenial employment
  • Smith v Manchester
  • Valuing a claim for multiple injuries – physical and psychological
  • Valuing a claim for multiple physical injuries
  • Exacerbation v acceleration injuries
  

Format

  • Interactive workshop based on recorded interviews, documents including medical reports, and internet access to JC Guidelines and case law
  • Online assessments with tracking and reporting. They cover a range of scenarios including whiplash, travel anxiety, loss of enjoyment of holiday, and exacerbation injury. We can create scenarios to meet your training needs.
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    Duration

    Workshop – 6 hours

    Online assessments – 30–60 minutes each

    Delegates

    Solicitors, legal executives and paralegals handling fast track RTA claims.

    Maximum 12 delegates per workshop

    Tutors

    Katy Rafter

    Olivia Checa-Dover

    Roxanne Frantzis

 

 

 

 

To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran on 0114 273 8300.