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The impact on future loss calculations for UK personal injury claims

Written by James Dadge and Peter Walmsley for Insurance Day - reproduced with the kind permission of Informa

The calculation of personal injury awards is under the spotlight following news of the Lord Chancellor’s proposed consultation on the discount rate applied to such awards.

In the UK, lump sum damages for future losses in severe injury claims, including loss of earnings and future care costs, are calculated by applying “multipliers” to the annual loss or cost.

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