The Benefits Of Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney To Recover Lost Wages

Posted on: 29 June 2023

One of the most difficult aspects of having an injury is not having the ability to earn an income to support your family. It can be very stressful knowing that you have a mortgage or rent to pay, as well as other bills and you are unable to make the money needed to pay for them.  

If you were injured in an accident, it's possible that a personal injury lawyer can help you recover at least some if not all of your lost wages. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer to help you get your wages back.

They Can Help You Calculate The Lost Wages

A personal injury lawyer can help you calculate the amount of wages you lost due to the injury. For example, if you work every day, plus overtime, your lawyer can calculate how much in wages you would be owed should you have been present at work. This number can be added to your overall compensation package should you choose to sue the person or company responsible for your injury.

Your lawyer can help you figure out what future wages might be lost as well. You may have been given a rough timeline of when you may be able to return to work, for example, several months down the line. If this is the case, your lawyer can calculate how much in wages you would have earned had you been able to work. This number can be applied to your compensation package or asked for in a settlement.

Negotiate A Reduced Workload

It's possible that you are able to work at a reduced capacity. If you have asked your employer if you can do a job at your level of ability and they refused, your personal injury lawyer can negotiate a potentially reduced workload at your position or for you to do a different job.

Employers typically would rather have their workers on the job in some capacity rather than have to pay them wages even if they are not present. In many cases, a personal injury lawyer can work with you and your company to come to a fair agreement for you both. If your company wants to pay you less than what you typically earn, your lawyer can negotiate a fair compensation package so you don't lose money.

Medical Bills Covered

Along with your lost wages due to an injury, you will need some way to pay for your medical bills. A personal injury lawyer can help you get those bills covered by negotiating with your company if you were injured there, or through your insurance company.

Your lawyer can even help you get compensation for extra medical care too such as personal support workers and rehabilitation services.

Contact a local law firm, such as Andy Van Le & Associates, PC Law Center, to learn more.