Determining Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Claim

10 Dec
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Determining Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Claim

The last thing an accident victim should worry about is how to pay their bills. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for your damages. These damages don’t only include medical bills resulting from your injury. You may also be entitled to any lost wages, which is any lost income due to injuries that forced you to remain out of work. The personal injury attorneys at Injury Assitance Law Firm in Orlando can fight to recover your missing income.


Lost Past Income


Missing work can cause financial strain for most accident victims. Whether you’ve had basic medical treatment or undergone surgery and hospitalization, all can lead to missing days of work. An Orlando personal injury attorney can help prove you’ve lost income due to your injuries.


In order to show lost income, there must be evidence you were not able to work as a direct result of your injury. You’ll need to keep copies of all medical records, pay stubs, and income tax documents to show the amount of income you’ve missed out on due to the accident. Keep good records of your work schedule and any time you’ve missed from your job as a result of the accident and injuries.


Future Lost Wages


A serious injury can have a lasting impact on your physical and mental capacity to earn wages in the future. If your injury has impacted your ability to work in the future, you should be able to recover damages calculated as a loss of income based on what you will lose in the future. To do so, you and your Orlando personal injury lawyer must prove that the injury is permanent and that there is a reasonable probability of further loss.


Diminished earning capacity is a loss of future earnings due to a salary reduction or a shortened lifespan. For example, your salary may be reduced because, due to your injury, you’re only able to work part-time. The difference between what you earned prior to the accident and what you’re capable of earning in the future is all lost future wages.


Your Orlando personal injury lawyer will likely need to employ the help of expert witnesses who will help analyze the evidence to provide detailed and knowledgeable opinions on what you could have earned if your injury had not altered your life. You may need a medical expert to testify whether a full recovery is possible and what your limitations may be moving forward. They may need to show how your injuries will affect your ability to do your job. A financial expert may be necessary to compare what your future income would have been, had you not been injured, to where it will actually be after your injury.


Contact Us

If you’ve lost wages in Orlando due to an injury caused by someone’s negligence, you need the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. The professionals at Injury Assitance Law Firm can help you recover what if rightfully yours. Call us today to set an appointment with an Orlando personal injury lawyer.

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