Reimbursement For Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Claim
- Casey Hamm
- March 16, 2018
- Personal Injury
So after being injured in an accident, how does getting reimbursed for your lost wages work? That’s a really important question because it seems like it should be easy but it’s complicated. An insurance company is actually looking for a couple of things.
If you’re not able to work, they are looking for medical records from a doctor that actually say you’re not able to work for a certain period of time. In addition to the proof from your employer that you actually did not work the days that you missed. And so those are really the two pieces and the biggest problem I see clients have is actually having the medical pieces, actually having a doctor document the fact that the client isn’t able to work. The point of that is this, if you’ve been hurt in an accident and you’re not able to work you need to have that conversation with your doctor.
You need to talk to them about your injuries and what your work is and why you’re not able to work so he actually documents it in your medical records. We as a law firm or as attorneys will also need your help, a lot of the time, in obtaining the records from your employer that make it clear which days you weren’t able to work. But those are the basic ins and outs. But again, it’s like anything else in these cases. In can be complicated so if you’ve been injured in an accident and you’re not able to work you’re definitely entitled to be reimbursed for those wages so call us and we’ll help take care of that for you.
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