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No single best approach to self-employed income loss

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Ian Wollach

In simplistic terms, self-employment is the act of generating one’s income directly from customers or clients as opposed to being an employee of a business or person. A self-employed person is effectively a business owner who bears the risks of profit or loss.

An important question to ask is, who has the claim? In its decision in D’Amato v. Badger [1996] 2 S.C.R. 1071, the Supreme Court confirmed that in the case of personal injury claims, the claim remains that of the injured self-employed person irrespective...