If you have suffered a personal injury, you might have lost wages by being absent from work or not being able to work overtime as you did before the incident occurred. Not only is such a situation unfair, it can also lead to financial hardship, debt and reduced quality of life. Fortunately, claiming compensation for these losses is your legal right.
We can help you recover lost wages, from the past and into the future, from those responsible for your accident. We can retrieve details of your earnings from your employer and calculate how much you have lost. We can even make a claim for lost income if you are self-employed.
The most long-term injuries may also result in a loss of pension and loss of future capacity claim and this is something you should discuss with your personal injury solicitor.
You can demonstrate loss of earnings by presenting payslips from the three to six months prior to your accident. If you are also claiming for loss of overtime, you will need to present evidence that you were regularly working extra hours.
However, it is worth remembering that you will need to prove that your injuries have prevented you from returning to work and that you have taken reasonable steps to mitigate against your losses.
Self-employed people should present detailed records of their working diaries, invoices, accounts and contracts in order to demonstrate that they have been unable to fulfil their work commitments because of injury.
Loss of earnings usually form a large part of a personal injury claim and if you are able to document your earnings and prove, by way of medical evidence, that you were justified in taking time off work following your accident, then you should be able to recover earnings lost as a result of your inability to work if your case is successful.
Thinking about making a compensation claim? Talk to an expert on 0800 0891331.