CHAPTER 5

Loss to Workers and Families

As a musician, life is not over just because you are getting older, and so I find retirement a very frightening and dark thought.

Ian Anderson

Learning Objectives

  1. 1. Describe the role of worklife expectancy in determining economic damages when a worker is wrongfully injured, killed, or fired from work.
  2. 2. Describe the role of household services in determining economic damages when a worker is wrongfully injured or killed.
  3. 3. Describe the role of personal consumption in cases where an injured or dead person’s family sues for economic damages.
  4. 4. Describe the role of a life care plan in determining economic damages when a person is permanently physically injured or disabled.

In earlier chapters, we explored ...

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