In addition to pain and increased medical expenses, an accidental injury can hit your pocketbook by keeping you from working. It’s not unusual for injured victims to have to take time off from work to heal, but in the meantime you need some way to support yourself. If an accident injured you, contact a Connecticut personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., today to get the compensation you deserve.
Even minor injuries need time to heal, so don’t expect to rush back to work as you recover—or let your employer pressure you to do so. In a slip and fall case, for example, you might suffer any of the following injuries:
Any of these injuries could keep you out of work for several weeks or longer. With the average American retaining less than $1,000 in savings, most people need to return to work as soon possible so that they can pay their mortgages and utilities and buy groceries.
If you didn’t cause the accident, you shouldn’t suffer the financial consequences of missing work. Fortunately, a skilled Connecticut personal injury lawyer can help you get financial compensation for lost wages when an injury prevents you from returning to work.
If you suffered a severe accident, you might end up permanently disabled and unable to work any job in the future. Or you might need to leave your chosen profession. In these situations, you can receive compensation for your lost future wages, called your “lost earnings capacity.” This compensation will allow you to take care of yourself as you grow older by replacing lost wages.
Proving lost future wages is complicated. Many factors go into the analysis, and your personal injury lawyer will probably need to hire medical experts who can testify about how your injury will limit your ability to work. Based on your age and wage comparisons, your lawyer will show how much you could have earned if you weren’t injured.
Accidents can take their toll on your mental health, particularly if they disfigure visible parts of your body, such as your face. Although you may physically continue to work, the emotional toll of the injury could make work difficult or reduce your ability to perform your job at your best. Some accident victims suffer from the following forms of mental anguish:
Depending on the circumstances, you may receive compensation for your mental pain, which can replace a portion of your lost wages. Only a qualified attorney can analyze your situation to see if you qualify, so reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney today.
At Piazza, Simmons & Grant, we’ve helped countless accident victims replace their lost income and provide for their families. For a free case evaluation with a Connecticut personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., call our office today at (203) 348-2465 or send us an email through our online contact form.