Housekeeping Damages Calculator ™This calculator will provide a preliminary estimate of the plaintiff's/deceased's past and future potential loss of housekeeping services for his/her lifetime, from his/her age at the date of incident to age 80. Before filling out the on-line calculator, you can download our Diary of Household Activities (Personal Injury) for the claimant to fill out, which tracks his/her ability to do housework following an incident over various time periods. (For a fatality case, please download our Diary of Household Activities (Fatal Accident)) The estimate done in the Housekeeping Damages Calculator is preliminary only and does not replace a formal economic assessment, which is submitted as a written document for court purposes. For Canadian time use statistics on various kinds of activities (eg. paid work, sleeping, eating meals/personal care, television viewing and "active" leisure (sports), see the Sept/Oct 2012 edition of Brown's Economic Damages Newsletter, entitled "TIME USE: Average Time Spent on Activities & Utilization for the Housekeeping Damages Calculator™ (“HDC”)". Click here for a summary of hourly replacement rates used in this calculator.
In making the housekeeping award for Mr. Mahe, Marshall J. validated the hourly rate used by Brown Economic for Alberta cases:
 Ms. Brown prepared, as part of her report, Exhibit 18, a valuation of economic loss that flows from Mr. Mahe's reduced ability to conduct household and domestic activities...It is agreed that the hourly replacement rate for valuable services, including housekeeping, is $17.25 in Alberta at the present date. (emphasis added) 1
 (2008) ABQB 680, filed Dec. 17, 2008. The author testified on behalf of the plaintiff in this matter. Justice Marshall awarded $17,500 for past loss of housekeeping plus $50,000 for future loss of housekeeping, reduced by 25% for the plaintiff's contributory negligence.