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How to Get Compensated for Work Missed After a Car Accident

Posted by Yari Lawson | Jul 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

You are eligible compensation if you have ever been in a car accident and lost money for missing work. Getting reimbursed for missed work requires you to prove lost wages after a car accident. One of the first steps that you should take involves the critical role of hiring a personal injury lawyer. The individual at fault in the accident is responsible for the financial damages that you have suffered. 

This can include compensating you for all the money you lost from not being able to attend work due to your injuries. You may have lost wages due to a car accident for various reasons. Below are some reasons for why you might lose wages due to car accidents that you can use in a court of law. 

Reasons for Lost Wages Due to Car Accident 

The first reason you may have lost wages due to a car accident is the inconvenience of not having a car. If your vehicle is damaged and parked at an auto repair shop, you will likely miss out on work, which means you could lose your wages. Moreover, if your car is unavailable due to an accident and you have to rely on car-sharing services or public transport to commute to work, you should receive compensation for the property damage. 

If you cannot get to work because of an injured and your physician prescribed bed rest, it could also be a valid claim for compensation. You may also miss work due to medical appointments and therapy sessions. 

Lost wages due to medical checkups are part of the injury portion of your claim. If you miss work, different cap amounts and recovery amounts apply for a personal injury claim. For this reason, you need to know how you will recover all of your lost wages. 

Evidence for Lost Wages Compensation

If you have a doctor's note proving your injury, it is the best form of evidence when filing a claim. You can use it to get recovery of your lost wages due to your time away from work. If you don't have a doctor's note, there is enough evidence in your medical records to establish that you need time away from work. 

A doctor's note is the best evidence when trying to get compensation for wages lost due to missed work. Therefore, you should ask your doctor to provide a note stating the types and severity of all your damages. 

In terms of proving how much you will be compensated for the time lost at work, it is crucial to distinguish between hourly employees and salary employees. Hourly work is more straightforward and involves calculating the hours lost, multiplied by the hourly rate. 

Final Thoughts

Recovery from missed work due to a car accident is everyone's right, but not every lawyer is ready to fight for your right. You need to contact a seasoned personal injury lawyer to get the most compensation. Lawson Law Firm allows individuals who have suffered from car accident injuries to get compensation for their losses. 

About the Author

Yari Lawson

Yari D. Lawson is a native of Eatonton, Georgia . He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta , GA. Yari received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, School of Law.  Yari focuses his practice primarily on personal injury. Before going into private practice, Y...

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