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If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you can seek lost wages in a personal injury claim. These damages should include any and all salary, fringe benefits, bonuses or other compensation that you cannot earn due to your injuries.
At Geoff McDonald & Associates, we will work hard to establish your right to these damages and make sure that all of your lost past and future wages are accounted for in a legal claim pursued on your behalf.
For more than 20 years, we have helped personal injury victims in Richmond and across Virginia to recover the lost wages they are due. Contact us today to arrange for a free consultation and learn more about how we can assist in your case.
Lost wages in a personal injury claim typically cover:
Even if your employer has paid you sick leave, you are entitled to damages. Virginia courts have said that requiring an injured person to use sick leave and lose it for future needs is an unfair burden if the person suffered an injury due to the negligence of another.
Virginia courts have also said that damages for diminished or lost earning capacity are appropriate if a permanent injury caused by another party’s negligence hinders the ability to perform work that a person’s education, training and experience has prepared them to perform.
For instance, if you can no longer work in a skilled construction trade because of injuries you have suffered in a car accident – but you can work at a lesser-paying job that requires less skill – you should be compensated for the income you will lose.
A fully considered lost wages claim should account for:
Obtaining appropriate damages in a personal injury case requires an investigation that accurately calculates the full extent of your income losses. This involves reviewing medical and employment records and consulting with medical and economic experts.
If you have suffered a disabling medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, or if your injury is work-related, we may also be able to help you to obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and/or workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits may simply offset some of the damages realized for your lost wages in a personal injury claim.
Having an aggressive law firm on your side can make all the difference when seeking compensation for lost wages and other damages after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. The attorneys and investigators at Geoff McDonald & Associates will explore every opportunity to obtain compensation for you.
We have been protecting the rights of injury victims and their families for more than two decades. Call us today or fill out our online form for a free review of your case. Don’t forget our No Fee Guarantee®, which means you will not pay us unless we collect compensation for you.