If you have been injured in a car accident and cannot go to work, a bad situation is made worse. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we find that many of our clients don’t realize that they may be eligible for compensation if they are forced to miss work after being injured. Keep reading to learn more and then contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Do Not Go to Work if Your Doctor Says You Shouldn’t
If your injuries are serious enough that your doctor has recommend you do not go to work, then you should not go to work. While the rest likely sounds nice, you may worry about how you will pay the bills. We know that it can be tempting to return as early as possible – even if your doctor does not recommend it – but this can actually lead to a longer recovery time and more lost income in the long run.
Seek Compensation from the At-Fault Party
If someone else was responsible for the accident, then you should seek compensation from them. If someone else was negligent, and that negligence led to your injury, then it is best to allow a personal injury attorney to help you with your case. Why should you get behind on your mortgage, deal with mounting medical bills, and otherwise suffer because of someone else’s bad actions?
Lost Earning Capacity Can Be Included in Your Personal Injury
Depending on the specifics of the accident, you may be eligible to receive a wide range of damages including costs associated with lost wages, your costs of rehabilitation, medical costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Determining your lost wages is generally fairly easy. By looking at pay stubs or bank statements, we can determine how much your income decreased from the time of the accident until your recovery. If you were still paid but were forced to use benefits for your time off, such as vacation or PTO, then you can be reimbursed for that as well.
What can be more complicated to prove is future lost earning capacity. For example, if you are not going to be able to return to work at the same capacity, we may need to work with a financial and / or vocational expert who can estimate your long-term lost earning capacity due to your accident.
Your Next Step is to Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney
When you need a personal injury attorney, you need to work with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. We have years of experience and know how to help you get the best outcome for your case. Your initial consultation is entirely free and we take all cases on contingency, which means that you do not know us a penny until we win your case. Call us now at 800-333-0000 to get started.