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Loss of Earnings

Updated: Oct 15

When you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you are entitled to loss of income including loss of sick leave and vacation time. So don't be fearful of having to seek medical care during work hours if you need to because that at fault party is required to compensate you for that loss of income caused by the accident.


It is really important that if you have serious injuries that impact your ability to do your job or are keeping you from working at all that this all be well documented as the insurance company your claim is against will not take your word for it. That means your work (supervisor, fellow employees . .) need to be fully aware of your accident, injuries and how your job is impacted so when they are asked about it they can verify that the accident has kept you from being able to do your job. One of your biggest element of damages in a serious injury case can be your loss of income or earnings caused by your injuries, so to prove this it is extremely important that your company know exactly what is going on with you re the accident, your injuries and how and why you are now unable to perform your duties. I know there is always a fear you will be terminated but remember you can recover all of those damages in your personal injury case as long as there is enough insurance available to cover all of your damages. Keep your lawyer apprised of what is going on at work and the impact the accident is having on your ability to work and the income you are losing including sick time.

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