Any type of accident or injury, even minor ones, may result in lost wages. Even if you only lose a week, you should be compensated for that week by the person or company responsible for your injuries. Otherwise, your options are to go a week without pay or use up your personal/vacation days to avoid losing a week of pay. The second option would, of course, be assuming you had a week’s worth of vacation or personal time to take.
Have you or someone you love lost wages due to an absence from work related to an injury? Our personal injury attorneys can help you get compensated for those lost wages. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area to get started.
Lost wages can be the result of missed work while you recover from your accident or injury. However, if your recovery exceeds the 12 weeks allowed by the family leave act, lost wages may include lost employment. Lost employment may last for an extended period of time if your recovery is still underway or if you simply can not find a new job. Another possibility is that you find a new job, but making less than you were at the job you lost because of your injuries. Regardless of how long you are out of work within pay, the person or company whose negligence is to blame for your injury should compensate you for your lost wages.
Another possible situation is that due to the nature of your injuries, you are no longer able to hold the position you had before. For example, if you are a delivery person and you are severally injured by a dog attack while making a delivery, it is distinctly possible that between the physical injury and the emotional trauma, you will be unable to ever return to be a delivery person. This means either finding an entirely new occupation, which may include re-education or specialized training, or permanent disability status.
If you or someone you care about has suffered from lost wages, our personal injury attorneys can help you get compensation. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area to learn more.