GETTING PAID FOR NOT DOING HOUSEHOLD CHORES: LOSS OF VALUABLE SERVICES
& THE NOT SO HIDDEN COST OF CARING FOR INJURIES: CALCULATING FUTURE CARE COSTS
presented by David Gauthier, Gauthier & Associates; Sean FitzGerald, CLCP, CVRP(D), CCVE(D), ICVE; Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments; Ruth Duggan, MScOT, Reg. NB, NS, PEI; Partner, Cornerstone Occupational Therapy Consultants & Kelley McKeating, FSA, FCIA; McKeating Actuarial Services on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
While getting paid for not doing household chores sounds pretty sweet, the reality is that clients are only entitled to compensation for loss of valuable services when their injuries prevent them from doing things around the home. What chores and other services are compensable? Does it matter whether the client was actually doing the chores? How do you prove the loss? What expert is required? What evidence? Can you use Statistics Canada data as evidence? How do you calculate the loss? We’ve brought together a trial lawyer, a rehab specialist, an occupational therapist and an actuary to answer these questions and many more.
Despite our free public health care system, we know that our injured clients can face enormous health care costs when the goal is truly putting the victim back to where they would have been had the injury not occurred. In some cases, cost of future care can run into the millions of dollars where the client needs assistance with even their basic personal needs. But which costs are compensable? Is the client entitled to the best care available? Must the client rely on publicly available programs? How do we prove the damages? Once again we have assembled our panel of experts to address these questions. You’ll learn everything you wanted to know about proving cost of future care and then some.
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