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Calculating Lost Income After a Catastrophic Injury

Unlike most other injuries, catastrophic injuries usually leave a lasting negative impact on the lives of survivors, preventing them from living the life they enjoyed prior to sustaining their injuries. For many survivors of catastrophic injuries, this often results in time off from work to rest, recover, and complete medical treatment. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the catastrophically injured to no longer be able to work or to return to their jobs in the same capacity. If you sustained a catastrophic injury that was caused by a negligent party, you have a right to pursue compensation that could include lost wages, future lost earnings, and lost earning capacity, in addition to any necessary medical treatment and care.

Proving Lost Wages

If you suffered a catastrophic injury, especially more than one, you are undoubtedly going to have to take time off from work. Make sure you ask your employer to fill out a lost wage statement or verification, which accurately details your work hours, salary, earnings, and any time you missed from work after the accident. Properly documenting all of your missed wages is vital when it comes to receiving adequate compensation for them.

Lost Earning Capacity

Catastrophic injuries often affect a person’s ability to work. If your ability to work was reduced or completely lost as a result of the accident, you could also be compensated for your lost earning capacity, which could cover:

  • The difference in salary from having to switch from your previous position to light duty work due to your injury
  • The difference in salary from having to change positions at work due to your injury
  • The difference in salary from having to change employers altogether due to your injury
  • The difference in salary from having to make a career change due to your injury
  • Disability compensation for your inability to work due to your injury
  • Compensation for future lost wages

Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Atlanta

At Pratt Clay, LLC, our law firm has represented numerous individuals who suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of another party’s negligence. If your ability to work has been greatly reduced or lost as a result of your injuries, you should not have to bear the burden of these losses on your own. You need a skilled catastrophic injury attorney who will fight on your behalf and ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to and need during this difficult time.

Get started on your case today and contact us at (404) 998-5258 to request your free initial case evaluation.