Unexpected accidents and dealing with loss of earnings | Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors | Belfast - Northern Ireland

Unexpected accidents and dealing with loss of earnings

Unexpected accidents and dealing with loss of earnings

Absent of a crystal ball it’s difficult to prepare for being unable to work, and earn, should you become injured. However, if a person is injured and someone else is to blame then they may be able to claim for compensation. These claims typically go beyond general damages which are the financial compensation awarded for the pain and suffering resulting from the injury. Injured parties might also be able to claim for their financial losses. These are called special damages. One such type of special damages is loss of earnings.

Loss of earnings

If you can’t work because of your injury then you’ll of course be out of pocket however this financial loss can be recovered as part of your claim.

Future loss of earnings

During the course of your recovery you may also be unable to work in the same capacity as before, if at all. If there is lost income it will also count towards a claim for loss of earnings. Medical experts that we work with are able to work out how long recovery will take.

Overtime & bonuses

If you miss out on overtime or a bonus that you could reasonably be expected to receive then the losses can also be recovered.


It’s still possible to claim for loss of earnings if you’re self-employed by assessing how much money was earned in the past and creating a projection of the losses based on it.  

If you’ve been injured on the roads, in work or in general and it was someone else’s fault then we can help you claim for both general and special damages, including loss of earnings. Contact us to find out more.

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Our App

Clients have the option to be updated by their solicitor throughout the entire claim process. You can message us with answers or queries, sign documents and attach photographs to help speed up your case. You can learn more in our app guide.

Claim Calculator

Our claims calculator can give you an idea of how we value general damages awarded for pain suffering. However, compensation may also include special damages such as loss of earnings.


All initial enquiries are completely free of charge allowing for the opportunity to determine if a claim is possible before committing. Should a claim proceed, our final bill is recovered from the third party's insurers.

"No Win No Fee" is not permitted in Northern Ireland. However, some clients may be eligible for legal aid or legal expenses insurance.


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