Proving Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
When an individual is involved in an accident, the economic effects are often felt for many days, weeks or even years. The financial hardships go beyond just the medical bills associated with recovery. An individual may not be able to work temporarily or permanently, therefore losing out on hourly wages or the potential to earn income at all.
It is vital that you work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can develop a detailed financial analysis of the economic damages you have suffered because of your accident. We can help.
At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, we know that the financial repercussions of an injury can be devastating for our clients. We make ourselves readily available to answer questions and guide people through the claims process toward maximum compensation for lost wages and lost earning capacity. Contact our office in Columbus, Ohio, online or at 877-450-2697 for a free consultation.
How Do I Prove How Much I’ve Lost Because Of My Injury?
Some car accident or personal injury cases and jobs make calculating lost wages fairly simple. If you were hurt and were off work for 10 days, we may calculate the hourly wages or salary you missed during that time.
Other types of work make this process more difficult. For example if you work as a realtor or you own your own business, the inability to work for a couple of months can mean missing out on crucial sales. You may be unable to pursue leads for new clients or be unable to market your business during important seasonal fluctuations.
In short, proving your lost wages or earning capacity will be different in every case. What remains the same is your need to work with economic experts and financial analysts who can determine what you could have expected to earn while you were unable to work, and what ripple effect your time off of work had on your future earning capacity.
Whether you are struggling with a temporary disability, partial disability or full, permanent disability, we can help. Contact our office to work with a team of trial lawyers that has a history of results in complex cases.