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A claimant who is precluded from doing a job they enjoy is entitled to claim loss of congenial employment. This award relates specifically to the loss of enjoyment of their former employment and is quite separate from any direct financial loss. Some judges prefer to factor this into the award for pain suffering and loss of amenity, but a claim for loss of congenial employment is recognised as a separate head of damage.
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