If you are injured in an accident, you can absolutely make a claim for the time you have missed from work. Lost wages are not just restricted to the immediate date of the accident, but any time you missed while recovering from the accident and time you missed for medical appointments.
If you are self-employed and missed work/business opportunities, you can similarly make a lost income claim. You can make a calculation of the lost income, estimate the time missed from work and/or the business opportunity, project or job missed, and demand the insurance company compensate you for your loss. Gathering documentation to support your wage loss claim will be a requirement for this. Lost wage claims are common, but also, must be proven with specificity. You cannot say “well, I lost approximately X”. “Approximately” does not work in making a claim for income lost.
Insurance companies often challenge lost wages. They look to either reduce the claim or argue that you could have worked. If you are concerned that you may not receive full compensation for the time you missed from work or a lost business opportunity, call Zachar Law Firm today! Lost wages or compensation are a key component of your claim and we work to make sure that any lost wages or earnings are fully addressed.
What if the injury results in the loss of my job?
Sadly, some injuries result in a significant loss of time from work, and then because the job has physical requirements or an employer needs to fill the position, people lose their job. At Zachar Law Firm, we are experienced with making sure you are compensated for the loss of your job. We look at your salary or hourly wage and calculate how much you lost because of the accident or injury and demand to the insurance company. Sadly, if the injury results in not only loss of a job but also being unable to work for a significant period of time, then we evaluate your specific situation and fight for you to be fully compensated for this loss. A long term loss of job and income requires not just paystubs, but advocacy, and the attorneys and staff at Zachar Law Firm will fight for you to be fully compensated for this loss.
What if the injury results in lost career opportunities?
Injuries can sometimes result in lost career opportunities. For example, if someone suffers a severe back injury and their experience is in construction, or someone fractures their hand and their job requires typing. Injuries that impact a person’s career field are called “lost earning capacity”. Even if you obtain a new job which pays less, we can still make a claim for the income you lost because of the change in fields. At Zachar Law Firm, we are experienced with reviewing your medical records and building your case to make sure you are compensated for the loss of earning capacity.
Questions regarding your lost income claim? Call Zachar Law Firm today!