When children are young, parents often encourage them to assume responsibility for certain chores. Adults later do such chores on their own. No one rewards them in any way. Still, some adults do get awarded money for performance of difficult tasks.
Those tasks are unpaid activities. The lawyer of a client with a personal injury claim finds it hard to win compensation for any adults that perform such activities. Still, an injured man or woman may lack the ability to move all the bones and muscles that need to get moved, during the performance of a given activity.
What are some examples of such activities?
Shopping, cooking, cleaning, yard care, home maintenance
How can a lawyer place a monetary value on any one activity?
Lawyers need to consult with occupational therapists and economists.
Strategy used to win a loss of housekeeping skills claim
An injury lawyer in Leamington makes such a claim in order to seek money for help with housekeeping chores. Sometimes a relative has agreed to perform some of those chores. Unfortunately, a relative cannot make a claim that is based on performance of such services. Thus, a smart victim keeps track of the number of services performed.
It also helps to note the difficulties facing anyone that must carry out such a service. In addition, it makes sense to draw attention to those times when the mere presence of a friend or relative served to increase the level of the victim’s safety. Picture the level of a potential danger if a certain friend or relative had not been able to spend time with the injured victim.
The collected information can be used by the lawyer that hopes to win a loss of housekeeping claim. Understand that the claimant does not have to be someone that has vocalized a need for housekeeping help. The record of jobs done by others should speak for itself.
To what extent does any awarded money decrease as the victim recovers?
That depends largely on the way that the court system approaches this particular problem. Some courts recognize a loss of efficiency in the work performed by a still-recovering victim. That loss of efficiency decreases the value of the competed task. Some courts agree to compensate for the lower quality of the results, namely those achieved by the still-recovering victim.
How does distribution of the awarded funds get determined?
Ideally, the victim decides how the award money will get distributed. When victims are quite old or quite young, others might step in and seek to control the distribution of such funds. That can create problems that might push a family to search for the source of a deeper well of legal assistance.