Car crashes, slip-and-fall injuries, and other accidents can be personal and financial disasters, leaving you too disabled to return your job quickly. In some cases, the resulting disability may even be permanent. Fortunately, a personal injury claim may allow you to collect compensation for your losses, including lost income. Below are answers to questions you might have if you’re unable to work after an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness.
Common Questions After an Incapacitating Injury
What if I used sick days after my accident?
The liable party in an accident is responsible for all your losses, including any sick days or vacation time you used to recover from your injuries. Track all missed income, including time off for doctor’s visits or physical therapy.
What if I was only working part-time?
There is no work requirement for a personal injury claim. Even if you worked part-time, you can still pursue a claim for lost wages.
Can self-employed workers sue for lost wages?
Even self-employed workers, business owners, and freelancers are eligible for compensation for missed income. In addition to work you couldn’t perform, your personal injury claim should include projects you had to abandon or pass up due to your incapacity.
How do I file a claim for lost wages?
Any time you’ve been hurt in an accident, consult with a personal injury attorney before speaking to the insurer. Drawing upon their extensive expertise, they will calculate the extent of your damages, collect necessary evidence, and negotiate with the insurance company for you.
If you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, turn to Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C., personal injury attorneys with over 40 years’ experience fighting for victim’s rights in The Bronx, NY. They understand their clients’ struggle and ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. Visit their website to learn about their practice, follow them on Facebook, or call (718) 822-0500 to schedule a consultation.