When you have been injured you can recover damages for your lost income. That includes any lost wages due to time missed from work, and much more. For instance, you may think you can’t recover lost wages for the days that were covered by sick leave, but you can if someone else caused your injuries because they caused you to use up benefits and you should be reimbursed. You can also recover future lost income if your injuries are going to prevent you from earning or cause you to earn less in the future.
Do not sell yourself short on your lost income damages. An experienced personal injury attorney knows how to calculate your lost income and make sure that you receive maximum compensation.
Proving Lost Income
Proving your actual lost income is the simplest part. Records such as pay stubs and tax returns can be used to show what you were earning before your injury and when that income stopped, paused, or lessened. We can also use documents such as a letter from your employer, letters from clients if you are self-employed, and your bank statements.
We also account for the value of lost benefits, such as bonuses, used sick days and vacation days, and non-monetary benefits such as memberships and use of a company vehicle.
Future lost income and lost earning capacity are more complicated than existing lost income. We work with experts including medical experts, economists, and others to prove what you should have been able to earn for the rest of your life, and how your injuries are going to affect your ability to do that.
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin is here to make sure you receive full compensation for your lost income and other damages. Please call us today at 503-239-1910 or email us to schedule your free initial consultation.