What’s the claim worth?


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Why is this question so important?

The question is crucial to understanding:

  • whether it’s worth making a claim, particularly where you might incur legal fees; or
  • whether it’s worth settling a claim and at what point in the litigation; or
  • what to agree by way of settlement before initiating a claim.

Is it a simple calculation?

No. There are over 36 elements to the calculation, if it’s done properly.

Are there variables to take into account when making the calculation?

Yes.

Your actions up to the point of making a claim / effecting a settlement can affect the calculation.

Similarly your employer’s actions up to the point of making a claim / effecting a settlement can affect the calculation.

In addition, your actions after the point of making a claim / effecting a settlement can affect the calculation.

If that wasn’t complicated enough, your employer may be able to make an argument that your compensation should be reduced because of events which might have occurred but for your dismissal or termination.

So how can we estimate your losses for you?

Well, we have claims calculators for complicated cases and we have easy-to-follow diagrams to help you to understand the basic principles.

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