It’s no secret accidents can cause physical and emotional distress. But they can also get in the way of your financial well-being.
If your doctor declares you unable to work because of an injury sustained at the fault of someone else, you may be eligible for wage loss reimbursement. When you claim loss of income, you can receive a portion of your lost wages while you recover, and the party responsible for the injury is also responsible for your compensation.
How to Document Loss of Income in Your Personal Injury Case
Accidents are overwhelming. Some personal injuries require ongoing medical care, and others simply call for rest. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident or another incident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for lost income.
If your personal injury prevents you from working for an extended period of time, the party responsible for the accident may be legally required to reimburse you for any lost wages—and sometimes even additional benefits such as vacation and sick days, pay bonuses, and other perks of your employment.
Regardless of your type of injury, you must provide detailed calculations of your income and benefits before receiving compensation.
How to Provide Evidence of Lost Wages
Prior to missing any work, you need legitimate evidence of your injuries. Obtain a comprehensive write-up from your doctor, and make sure it includes diagnosis and your prognosis for recovery. Your doctor’s prescribed treatment will determine how long you should be out of work while you recover.
To expedite your claim, get a written letter from your employer to verify your loss of income and any additional compensation you may be due. This document must be legitimate—preferably on your company’s letterhead and signed by your manager or supervisor.
What to Include in Your Personal Injury Claim
When filing your personal injury claim, provide as much detail as possible. The more evidence you have to support your claim, the more likely you’ll receive compensation for lost wages. Your personal injury settlement’s final amount is based on a multiple of your “special damages,” which is the category lost income falls under.
With the right documentation and the right proof, you can obtain any and all reimbursement you are due. If you’d like a free consultation, please reach out and I’d be happy to review your personal injury claim.