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NOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25%. The minus 0.25% discount rate came into effect on 5 August 2019. Schedule A1 to the Damages Act 1996 provides that subsequent reviews are to take place within five years of the conclusion of the previous review which means that the next review must commence on or before 15 July 2024.
In the more serious cases the claimant’s injuries may have resulted in disabilities or restrictions which will continue to give rise to a need for care at some level. In such cases, particularly those involving very serious injury, the claim for future cost of care often forms a significant part of the claimant’s claim. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Valuing serious brain injury claims.
As with past care the court will be required to make findings on:
the nature, level and extent of the care that the claimant will reasonably require as a result of the accident; and
the cost of that care
The care should go beyond the usual sharing of household duties.
Where liability has been admitted, there may, in accordance with the rehabilitation code, have been an immediate needs assessment funded by the insurers responding to
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