If you are not able to do some (as opposed to most) of the work your home requires, there is a very good chance that if you hire someone after obtaining a few quotes or you give someone more hours of household work, you will be able to recover this expense at the end of your claim but only if: Continue reading
Ms Slater, 41, an RCMP officer, was injured in a rear end collision 3.5 years prior to her trial. Her injuries were permanent. The judge made the award for her lost housekeeping capacity for the past 3.5 years & the long-term future on the basis that Ms S: Continue reading
Ms Wendt, 55, continued to suffer shoulder & arm pain 3 years after she was rear-ended. ICBC’s lawyers argued that her pain & suffering award should be reduced because she did not fully follow her doctor’s advice, her pain increased after she unwisely moved furniture & she had pre-mva arthritis. Continue reading
Ms. Paterson, 79, lives on a 20-acre farm near Sooke, B.C. Three years after her car accident she continued to experience chronic neck pain & issues with her mood & memory. Her medical experts wrote that she requires ongoing treatment to manage her symptoms & that she will require assistance in the future with daily activities & house care. Continue reading
Ms. Cheema claimed that as a result of her MVA in 2012 she was unable to perform basic household chores, she hired a lady who assisted her about 50-52 hours per month & she paid her $1,100 per month. Continue reading
In 2006 Mr Wright, age 56, suffered dizziness & balance issues from being rear ended. This prevented him from doing basic household chores. Ms Lau, his common-law wife, took on most of the household chores, particularly in the year following the accident. In 2010 Mr W. stopped driving and Ms Lau took on the responsibility of driving him places. Continue reading
Ms. Dabu suffered injuries to her neck, back & shoulder in an mva. She claimed at trial that her ability to do the housework she previously did remained very limited. Her husband and children took on almost all of the cooking, cleaning and gardening duties she did before her mva.
She claimed compensation of $20,000 for past and $84,000 for future loss of housekeeping capacity.
Mr. Ben-Yosef was in a serious car accident in 1998 and never fully recovered. In 2011, 13 years later, he was struck by a car while in a crosswalk. He described the accident to his family doctor 2 weeks later — that he had been “bumped”.
At trial, Mr. B claimed that:
- his 2011 accident worsened his ongoing symptoms from his 1998 injuries,
- it had prevented him from being able to do his family’s housekeeping and
- he hired a housecleaner to replace his work around the house.
Ms. Gabor was unable to avoid colliding with a pick-up truck that ran a red light. She incurred a brain injury with memory loss and chronic shoulder pain.
After the accident, her parents frequently flew from Lethbridge to Vancouver, rented an apartment or stayed at a hotel and provided her with assistance.
Two issues were whether her parents should be compensated for:
- their travel expenses and
- the services they provided their daughter.
Ms. Hsu was driving in Burnaby when she was rear-ended by another vehicle. As a result of the accident she developed headaches and shoulder pain. These pains resulted in a numbness or tingling feeling down her arm, which inhibited her ability to pick things up or to move around.
Ms. Liu was involved in 3 separate car accidents in Vancouver. She suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck and back. These injuries led her to develop chronic pain syndrome. Because of her pain, she needed to spend extra time doing her housework. Relatives also had to step in at various times and perform housework for her.
Mr. Justice Romilly awarded an injured plaintiff (claimant) $23,000 for her lost ability to perform housekeeping in the case of Kristiansen v. Grewal on April 10, 2014. He took into account:
- the difficulty the plaintiff has had, and may continue to have in the future, in performing her housekeeping duties,
- that she has suffered some loss of housekeeping capacity and
- that she will be forced to incur expenses in the future as a result.
He wrote the following in his reasons for judgement: Continue reading
On April 4, 2014 Mr. Justice Watchuk gave his reasons for judgement in the case of Klim v. Purdy. He awarded $65,000 for Mr. Klim’s pain and suffering (called “non-pecuniary damages or general damages).
Mr. Klim is a 53 year old married man who did most of the housekeeping chores of the family, took care of the family’s garden and did a lot of handyman chores. Continue reading