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Compensation for Injuries:
Loss of Income & Earning Capacity

Loss of Income & Earning Capacity

Courts attempt to restore an injured plaintiff to the position that person would have been in but for the injuries. As such, an injured plaintiff may claim for income that would otherwise have been earned by the date of trial. Compensation for loss of income in this sense is retroactive, or backwards-looking.

Similarly, an injured plaintiff may claim for any prospective or forward-looking loss of earning capacity. This involves a hypothetical assessment of the earnings that the injured plaintiff would reasonably have earned but for the injuries.

Depending on the nature of a person's injuries, loss of income and loss of earning capacity can make up a significant portion of any settlement funds or court award.




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