Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 496 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 1620
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Waller and Laws LJJ

Representation Simon Livesay (instructed by the Bar Pro Bono Unit) for the claimant.
  Daniel Crowley (instructed by Beachcroft Wansbrough) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 30 October 2002


Damages and compensation - Personal injury - Assessment of damages - Loss of earnings - Claimant in receipt of income support - Claimant not disclosing income to Benefits Agency - Entitlement of claimant to damages for loss of earnings.

The Case

In the instant case, where a claimant had not disclosed earnings to the Benefits Agency whilst claiming income support, he was not entitled to damages for loss of earnings after an accident.

Practice Areas

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