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RTA Special Damages Training

Special Damages in RTA Claims


Our engaging workshop based training covers the legal basis for special damages claims, gathering relevant evidence and making sure that heads of claim are not missed.

Special damages are a critical aspect of a claimant's compensation claim, ensuring that all the financial losses and expenses incurred as a result of the road traffic accident are fully recovered.



This course explores special damages in RTA personal injury claims including awards for treatment, loss of earnings, care, and other heads of loss.

As a result of the workshop, you will be better at:

  • interviewing about claims for special damages
  • seeking out the available evidence and assessing its value
  • cross-referencing the heads of loss with general damages
  • calculating and drafting claims for special damages
  • advising clients and managing their expectations appropriately
  • progressing claims efficiently
RTA Special Damages Training

Course Content

Obtaining the relevant evidence and calculating the special damages that form part of a claimant's compensation claim is a key part of representing your client.

Our interactive workshop covers:

  • Interview exercises to improve interview technique and to identify heads of loss
    • Vehicle related losses (excess, repairs, credit hire, loss of use, fuel costs, diminution in value)
    • Care and assistance
    • Medication and treatment
    • Loss of earnings
    • Other special losses
  • Gathering evidence
    • What evidence is needed for each item of special damage?
    • When to start gathering evidence
    • Is the evidence good enough?
    • Managing the client's expectations
  • Using checklists
  • Calculating special damages
    • Realistic valuation based on the case studies
    • The effects of a CRU certificate
  • Drafting the schedule
    • Drafting the narrative for gratuitous care claims

Interactive workshop based around case studies.

Online assessments with tracking and reporting.

We can also create custom scenarios to meet your specific training needs or type of RTA work.


Workshop - 6 hours

Online assessments - 30-60 minutes each


Solicitors, legal executives and paralegals handling fast track RTA claims

Maximum 12 delegates per workshop


Olivia Checa-Dover
Roxanne Frantzis

Other Training Formats

We also offer our Quantum e-learning suite that provides training online for valuing general and special damages.

To discover more about our RTA Special Damages Training, or how our RTA Training Programme can assist your motor litigators.

Please contact Linda Moran on 0114 273 8300 or email