Here’s How to Calculate Lost Income in Personal Injury Cases
Some injuries may put you out of commission for a long time, making it virtually impossible to get back to work within a certain timeframe, if at all. In such instances, it may make more sense to include lost income damages as part of your legal demand so you can recover this amount to help with family needs and expenses. Thankfully, personal injury law makes it possible for you to recover lost income due to the fact that someone else’s negligence was the reason why you were not able to go to work. In this post, we’ll take a look at the factors to consider with regard to recovering lost wages as well as how to go about the whole process without leaving any money on the table.
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Before filing a claim for lost income, it is important to take into account:
- Your age
- Your occupation
- Work experience
- Your soft and hard skills
- Your training
- Your rank or position at work
- Your current level of disability
- The long-term and future effects of your injury
- The number of weeks or months you missed work
- Whether you get paid hourly or weekly, or monthly
Here are the things that qualify as lost income:
- Base pay
- Sick days
- Bonus days
- Vacation days
- Bonuses and commissions
- Contributions for retirement
Here are some of the things you can use to prove your lost days:
- Your current pay rate
- The number of hours worked each week
- Your lost perks
- A statement from your employer certifying that you currently work there
- The number of overtime hours you typically put in
- Date of hiring
- Bonuses and how they are awarded
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It is important that you not try to calculate your lost income on your own. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of such cases, and as such, it is vital that you leave it to experienced professionals who will not leave out any billable event so you can get maximum compensation. Lastly, lost income or wages are not the same as lost earning potential, something we will cover in future posts. If you were injured and lost out on income due to being under the weather, recuperating, call us at (773) 823-0298 and we’ll advise you on the next steps to take to recover compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.