Claiming Loss of Earnings After Car Accident

Claiming Loss of Earnings After Car Accident

Did you get injuries in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Has your personal injury prevented you from earning as a result? Either you took a break from your job or, you may have missed out on better opportunities. In addition, maybe your injuries were so severe that you had to retrain or quit your job. Hence, a personal injury solicitor at Wallace Legal can help you in claiming loss of earnings after car accident

Can I claim compensation for loss of earnings? 

Injuries from a car accident can prevent you from working, resulting in lost earnings. There could be reasons for your absence from work. For example, your injuries, trauma, or financial strain may force you to lose your job. However, you must have proof of your lost earnings from the time of the injury until you make a claim

How to calculate loss of earnings? 

Generally, lost wages are calculated by multiplying your daily, weekly, or monthly earnings by the number of days you did not work. For instance, you make £15 an hour and work 40 hours per week. You can’t work for five weeks due to an accident injury. So, you only need to multiply the hourly wage by the number of hours missed at work. As a result, the salary loss damage is £3,000. 

Besides, you may also use a loss of earnings calculator to count your personal injury damages or losses. 

Exemptions from the standard calculation of lost wages 

Some calculations for claiming loss of earnings after car accident are not as simple as others. For example, 

  • difficulty acquiring proof of earnings, 
  • complex financial circumstances 
  • uncertainty, such as variable earnings or career growth. 

Furthermore, a lost wages claim is very common in medical negligence cases and leads to increased compensation.  

Claiming loss of earnings after car accident – loss of earning ability  

To calculate compensation for loss of future earnings, you need to prove that your injury is serious enough. Thus, if you return to work after a time of recuperation, but your injuries worsen, you can get compensation. But, you cannot claim for lost wages if you are able to return to work but choose not to. Yet, if you choose not to return to work for reasons other than injuries, the other party will not be responsible for it.  

Claiming loss of earnings after car accident – how to prove it? 

For earning individuals, your final pay slip should be kept as evidence. Meanwhile, self-employed individuals must provide invoices from the preceding year as proof of income. Proof of a reduced earning is necessary for suing for loss of potential income.   

Depending on the nature of your work and the severity of your injuries, you may earn less. As a result, you must prove your injuries with a medical report. Similarly, you should provide a better estimate of time when there is a momentary impairment.  

The best solicitors for you can help you claim.  

An injury claim not only requires that the accident was not your fault, but also that the third party was at fault. Also, you need to prove that the third party chose to neglect the duty of care owed to you.  

Still, you may be able to assess your lost wages with the help of a qualified solicitor. Therefore, contact our team of the best solicitors in Scotland for free consultation anytime. Our network also includes No-Win, No-Fee claim processes, which assist you conveniently.