If you have suffered any type of accident resulting from someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you may have the right to recover damages. Those damages may include lost wages or loss of income, without which you may suffer a terrible financial burden.
The Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C. in Slidell, Louisiana has the personal injury experience you need to make sure that lost wages are accurately calculated and included in your claim.
Lost wages may be included as part of a claim for damages if your injuries prevented you from going to work. Lost wages are wages an accident victim is unable to earn because of hospitalization or temporary or permanent disabilities that interfere with the ability to work or perform your job duties.
In a wrongful death case, you may claim loss of income, that is, the income you expected your loved one to earn (until retirement age in most cases) had the fatal accident not occurred.
Lost wages are a type of “special damages” under Louisiana code because it can be calculated, albeit not simply. Anyone seeking lost wages or loss of income must prove the amount being claimed, and that’s not as easy as estimating take-home pay during the days, weeks or months missed.
Lost wage calculations are complicated because of tax implications, time-dependent benefits and other earning types. Plus, if the accident resulting in lost wages happened on work time, your claim may also involve worker’s compensation.
Do not risk forfeiting lost wages or loss of income by handling your personal injury case alone. The Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C. in Slidell has the experience you need to seek maximum compensation.
Our attorney has more than 45 years of exclusive personal injury practice. He knows how to accurately value wage and income claims, and he fights aggressively to help you recover them. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.