The lawyers and staff know that vehicle collisions can have devastating impacts. Often, individuals will have to cover medical expenses as well as the cost of vehicle repairs. Furthermore, those involved in an accident may be unable to go to work because of their injuries.
If this is the case, then there are options for you to claim for lost wages. Outlined below are some useful methods to assist in calculating lost wages:
Missed employment opportunities
Those in full-time and part-time employment can claim for lost wages and missed employment opportunities. This applies not only to wages lost while recovering from any injuries but also any opportunities that have been lost during the times of seeking medical treatment.
Claiming for sick days or vacation leave
An employer may opt to give you sick days or offer you paid vacation leave throughout your recovery. Obviously, if your healing occurs over an extended period, these paid leaves could be used up quickly.
Once you have used up sick leave or vacation days, they cannot be reinstated. Therefore, it may be an option for you to claim for paid time off that you were forced to take because of injury.
Proving lost wages
For lost wages claim to be successful, you will need to demonstrate that you had to take time off because of your injuries. It may be beneficial to ask a supervisor to prepare official letters that state your typical working hours, pay rate and the number of days you have been absent because of injury.
Proving lost wages as a self-employed individual can be more problematic, as you will have to calculate lost wages yourself. It will be beneficial if you can show proof of assignments that you missed out on. Furthermore, producing previous tax documents can show how much you had earned before your accident, and how this changed after your injury.
Having a law firm that knows the law relating to lost wages claims and how best to recover them as part of a settlement is in your best interests. You will learn your legal rights at Solomon Law Firm. We have been doing this successfully for 40 years.