Damages Assessed for 5% Diminished Earning Capacity
Reasons for judgement were published last week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, demonstrating that even a modest level of disability can add up to substantial losses when calculated over working years.
In the recent case (Bhumrah v. McLeary) the Plaintiff was injured in a 2018 collision caused by the Defendant. The court found the collision resulted in lingering injuries that, while not outright disabling, resulted in a 5% diminished earning capacity. In assessing damages at $80,000 for future economic loss the Honourable Justice Winteringham provided the following reasons: