This is the last component and most of the time this forms the largest part of the total compensation payable to someone whose life has been wrecked by CRPS.
“Future losses” will nearly always include all of the same items that formed part of “Past Losses”.
The legal system does its best to look in to a crystal ball and to try and work out what might happen to the injured person in the future.
Usually, there are two future dates to look at. The first is the anticipated retirement date of the person concerned. The second is their likely life span.
Lengthy and complicated calculations are used based on all sorts of statistical data. Those calculations take in to account a person’s age; their gender; their state of health; educational background; plus government data regarding life expectancy and other relevant factors.
The purpose of all of these complicated calculations is to try and arrive at a figure that would replace everything that the CRPS victim would have received had the CRPS not occurred. This will be lost wages/overtime/bonuses/promotions etc; reduced pension entitlement; and any other sources of income that have been lost.
In addition, the calculations of Future Losses will include the cost of certain things that the injured person will have to pay for in the future. This could be more medical treatment, and more travel and similar expenses. Very often, a person with CRPS will need ongoing care and assistance around the house. This might involve help with shopping, or gardening, or DIY. In more severe cases, the level of help and assistance can extend to more personal care such as help with bathing, washing, and cooking.