The statistic in relation to the ageing population make interesting reading:
For the first time ever there are 11 million people aged 65 or over in the UK.
One-third of the UK population is aged over 50.
3 million people are aged over 80.
There are more people in the UK aged over 60 than under 18.
The number of people aged 6o or over is expected to pass the 20 million mark by 2030.
The proportion of people aged 65+ will be 23.5% in 2034.
Nearly one in five people currently in the UK will see their 100th birthday. *
HOW DOES THIS EFFECT PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS?
There are two main issues:
- Our clients will be living longer.
- Our clients may well be older.
We need to understand the process of aging; the consequence of ageing upon injuries and damages and issues relating to care and support for an ageing, injured, person.
THE ZENITH CONFERENCE ON THE 24th JUNE 2015 (Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds)
On the 24th June members of Zenith Chambers, together with a range of external speakers, are going to address some of these issues. We are doing this by looking at some specific issues.
General damages and the elderly claimant.
Damages for reduced life expectancy.
Liability, contributory negligence and the elderly client.
The impact of the Care Act.
The impact of aging upon injuries.
Care and the older claimant.
Specific issues in relation to elderly claimant (bedsores).
Age & capacity.
We are also looking at a range of decided cases in relation to older claimants.
HOW TO BOOK
* See ageuk Later Life in the United Kingdom