To seek compensation for lost wages in a truck accident injury claim you’ll need to prove that your time out from working was due to the injuries you sustained in the accident. It’s more than just showing pay stubs and noting the dates you were out on a calendar – the insurance company will be looking for substantial evidence that your inability to work was directly caused by your injuries.
A typical injury claim in which you file for compensation for your lost wages will often require these 3 basic types of evidence: a statement from your employer, medical evaluation and wage reports.
The statement from your employer needs to include how much you would have earned had you been working and the time you have been out from work. Your employer may also note if you have returned to work but at a reduced job function or hour reduction that pays you less than before the accident.
Medical evaluation needs to come from a doctor and include a report of your injuries, details of any current and ongoing treatment, and a prognosis of if and when you may be able to return to work. It should also cover why you were unable to work after the accident and whether or not you will be able to return to normal employment in the future.
Wage reports can be a bit difficult to generate if you are employed in an industry where your income is related to tips or commission instead of a flat salary. You will need to work with your Atlanta truck accident lawyer to estimate an average of your past weekly earnings to generate a fair amount to report for lost wages.
These types of evidence are critical to seeking a fair settlement for your truck accident injury claim. Lost wages are just one type of compensation an injury claim can allow you to recover when a negligent truck driver causes you serious injury or the loss of a loved one.
Contact an Atlanta Trucking Accident Lawyer
After a serious or fatal truck accident you and your family may be dealing with the grief of serious injury, loss of a loved one, and financial burdens. During this difficult time it’s easy to get frustrated with your situation – you didn’t deserve to suffer due to the negligence of another!
At The Law Offices of Shane Smith we help victims of truck accidents seek justice when they suffer serious injury and lost wages due to negligent drivers. We have helped victims in Atlanta and the surrounding areas file their truck accident injury claim when negligent, drunk or distracted drivers cause serious or fatal crashes.
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