Personal Injury Attorneys: Getting What You Deserve

Personal Injury Attorneys: Getting What You Deserve

Job Losses And Being Compensated For Lost Wages

Laurie Flores

As an accident victim, you may be eligible for compensation based on several categories of damages. Lost wages cover the money a victim would have made had they been able to go to work rather than deal with injuries from a careless driver. Read on to find out more about this category of personal injury damages.

  1. When it comes to the time covered by lost wage reimbursements, the clock begins ticking from the moment of the accident and continues until you agree to a settlement or a lawsuit is filed. It covers time in the hospital, at doctor's appointments, getting tests, commuting back and forth, picking up prescriptions, and more.
  2. Begin to keep up with the time lost from work as soon as you can. List the dates and times along with the reason for missing work. Be sure you have other forms of proof to back up your notations, such as a receipt from the pharmacy or a billing statement from the doctor.
  3. Regardless of the type of job you have, you can be paid for time lost from work. Part-time, full-time, hourly, seasonal, even self-employed — it doesn't matter. You might need to show proof of the money you lost using a pay stub, statement, letter from the payroll department, or a tax return. When it comes to a tax return, the only pertinent part is Schedule C.
  4. Perks like paid time-off might be one of the reasons you love your job so much. Workers hurt by the careless actions of another driver, though, should not have to sacrifice those perks because of an accident. Keep up with any sick leave, vacation pay, or other benefits used due to the accident.
  5. You are not supposed to be fired for being out of work for medical reasons but your career can still suffer damage when you are not attending to it. If you own your own business, for example, the potential damage to your business may be almost incalculable. Fortunately, you are also owed compensation for that. Talk to a personal injury lawyer if your ability to work at your career is permanently damaged.
  6. Finally, if your injuries were so severe that you are no longer able to work at your job, you may be owed compensation for that form of damage. Speak to a personal injury lawyer to learn more about lost wages and other forms of damage that can be paid to you if you win your case.

For more information, reach out to a car accident attorney in your area.


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Personal Injury Attorneys: Getting What You Deserve

The phrase "you get what you deserve" is sometimes taken out of context to mean that you can just sit there, and one day what you deserve will land in your lap. For most people, this is just not true. You have to fight for what you deserve, and if you've been injured due to someone else's negligence, what you deserve is compensation. Luckily, you do not have to fight alone. Hiring a personal injury attorney will go a long way towards ensuring you're awarded the compensation you deserve, either in court or via a settlement. Read more in the articles we've collected here.