Many serious injuries keep accident victims out of work,
preventing them from performing their job duties while they heal. In addition to medical expenses, you may be eligible for compensation for these lost wages.
Proving wage loss can be tricky though. Here at The Mike Hostilo Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys offer trusted legal advice throughout the claims process to help get you the damages you deserve.
Step 1: Get Medical Exam
It’s important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible after your accident. Waiting to seek treatment can weaken your personal injury case, and give the insurance company the opportunity to say that you are not as injured as you claim. Retain all documents related to your care, such as medical records, bills, prescriptions, etc.
Step 2: Gather Documentation
In addition to a doctor’s note confirming your injuries, you will need to provide the following:
Step 3: Hire A Skilled Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Our experienced personal injury attorneys will manage all interaction with the insurance company, always focused on maximizing your compensation. Because we know what you can and cannot claim, our team will help ensure you don’t accept a lower personal injury settlement than you deserve.
After your accident injury, our PI attorneys will fight to recover income that was lost during treatment and in the time that followed when you were unable to work. Depending on your job, you may be eligible for the following types of wages:
Many accident victims assume that because they used sick leave or vacation days to recover – and their income was not directly affected – that they are not eligible for compensation. But this is not the case! Like any other lost wages, you are entitled to reimbursement for sick leave or vacation pay.
Our personal injury attorneys will fight for the following:
Trust our PI attorneys to provide top-tier legal representation each step of the way. If you have been hurt, our team is here to help – so contact our personal injury law firm today to schedule your free consultation!
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