If you were injured in an accident, your work life and job could also be seriously altered. For example, less availability to work, restricted physical capability, or not being able to work at all. Unfortunately, aside from the inconvenience of recovering from your injuries, lost incomes also put pressure on being able to pay for day-to-day expenses and essential life costs.
This situation leaves many injured individuals devastated, and for good reason: for most people their job is necessary to support themselves and their loved ones. If you are dealing with this after being injured, we help clients get compensated for missed time at work as well as for other accident-related losses. Lost wages can play a major role when it comes to accounting for harm caused to a victim in a personal injury lawsuit. Lost wages are often considered the earnings you lost because you were unable to work due to the injury, missed work for attending doctor and physical therapy appointments, and lost income due to restrictions that your employer couldn’t accommodate. . Lost wages are considered economic damages, which typically covers financial expenses or losses that you’ve suffered because of an accident, such as medical bills.
Another form of economic damages that are similar to lost wages is lost earning capacity. While lost wages address income lost during a time period, lost earning capacity addresses the inability to earn the same income you were earning prior to the injury, it is essentially a deficiency in your capability to earn a living. Your earning capacity could be affected if, say, you were not able to perform certain tasks involved in your job after an accident. It covers losses that you may have incurred because you previously worked a heavy demand construction job but after the injury, you could only do sedentary work and now make $10 an hour less with your new employment. Our personal injury attorneys will work with you to fight for the maximum compensation for any injury or lost wages that you may incur following an accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve an attorney that will fight for the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills, pain, financial loss, and other damages. You may only need an attorney once in your life, and if you do, we are here, right here, fighting for you.
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