You were seriously injured twice. First, you were physically injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Then you took another hit, financially this time, when you had to miss work because of what happened. The double whammy cost you dearly.
Sometimes that second “injury” is even worse than the pain and healing you must go through. The time without a paycheck can impact your credit when bills begin to stack up.
That’s why one of your first phone calls after such an accident to an experienced personal injury attorney can help you fight for the compensation you may deserve.
Assessing Your Damages
The financial loss, or damages, from your accident are more than just the medical costs the insurance company won’t pick up. Damages also include lost wages for the workdays you missed while getting treated or recuperating.
What Do Lost Wages Mean?
You can experience lost wages whether you work full-time, part-time or only occasionally. Whether you’re a company employee, a temp worker or are self-employed. It makes no difference. Furthermore, you can make a lost wage claim even if you were paid because your employer let you take sick leave or vacation time to recover. Obviously, you didn’t want to use up your sick time or vacation time because of an injury that wasn’t your fault.
Why an Attorney?
An experienced personal injury attorney like, Campbell & Associates, can help you fight for the pay you’ve lost. That’s why you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident, even if you’re not sure you have grounds for lost wage recovery.
Your personal injury lawyer will ask you to get documentation of wages lost. This might be an easy matter of comparing paycheck amounts or getting an HR manager to write a letter explaining your lost pay. If you work for yourself or are only periodically employed your lawyer can show you how to prove your average daily or weekly pay based on tax records or other documents.
The first step to fighting for lost wages is to contact a personal injury attorney like Campbell & Associates. Call today to schedule your free consultation with Campbell & Associates 704.333.0885.