If you can’t work after an accident, then you may seek compensation for lost wages and earning power. You may be able to file a lawsuit or seek coverage through a workers’ compensation claim if your accident happened on the job.
Hiring an attorney can take the weight of the legal process off your shoulders. Our firm can review your case, explain your options, and take appropriate action on your behalf.
What Do You Lose When You’re Unable To Work Because of an Accident?
Being unable to work deprives you of financial stability. If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, your can seek compensation for:
For many employees, wages are contingent upon them actually working. If you’re unable to put in hours at your job, then you may not receive any wages. This can put immediate and intense financial stress on you and your dependents. With any action we take, we’ll aim to recover your lost wages.
Lost Productivity and Professional Standing
If you’re not at work, it’s obviously impossible for you to be productive. Unfair as it may be, your employer will need to continue with their daily operations. They may remove you from projects or shifts, and you may become less valuable to your company. This is a real cost of being injured.
Reduced Earning Capacity
Even if and when you can return from work after an injury, you may earn significantly less than you did pre-injury. You may lose earning power because:
- Working your normal hours aggravates injury symptoms, causing you to reduce your workload.
- Roles you occupied before your injury cause physical distress, limiting what tasks you can complete.
- You must completely change your profession to accommodate your injuries.
- You have lost standing at your company, causing you to resume work at a lower rank.
Effects on your earning power may depend on the type of job you do. We can review your regular income and see how your injury has affected your earning power.
Lost Bonuses and Professional Opportunities
Aside from lost wages and earning capacity, your inability to work may cause other professional losses. These losses include:
- Any performance bonuses that you may have achieved
- Employer-matched retirement contributions
- Promotion opportunities
- New jobs that you may have taken
The cost of an injury is steep. Our team can identify every type of professional loss you’ve suffered. We can then determine the verifiability of those amounts and what damages are recoverable.
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How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?
A personal injury attorney can help whether or not you can work after your accident. A personal injury attorney can handle a variety of case types, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Other accidents that cause you injury
You want an attorney who has handled your specific type of case before. Ideally, your lawyer will have won cases like yours for former clients.
Can Insurance Cover Your Accident-Related Losses?
Insurance is a viable option for some accident victims. The specifics of your insurance policy may dictate whether you can receive coverage for lost wages. Our team can review all applicable insurance policies and determine whether a claim for those benefits makes sense for you.
Our firm is also versed in disability claims. If your injuries prove to be long-term in nature, we may complete a disability claim for you.
What Duties does a Personal Injury Lawyer Perform?
Our lawyers can handle every aspect of your claim or lawsuit.
- Investigate your accident
- Determine liability
- Gather evidence
- Document your losses
- Deal with insurance companies
- Deal with other attorneys
- Negotiate a settlement
- Go to trial when necessary
If retained, our firm will also inform you of any updates in your case. While we tackle the legal legwork, you can focus on resting, getting treatment, and recovering from your injuries.
What Other Damages Can You Seek Compensation For?
In addition to your professional losses, we may seek coverage for:
- Lost quality of life
- Difficulty sleeping
- Pain and suffering
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
- Temporary transportation
- Doctor’s visits
- Any other accident-related costs
We account for every possible loss when seeking coverage for our clients.
What does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Hiring our firm comes at no direct cost to you. If we receive a fee, it will come from your insurance payment, judgment, or settlement—not from your own pocket. If we don’t secure compensation for you, then you’ll owe us nothing.
Call Berger and Green Today for a Free Consultation About Your Accident Case
Suffering injuries in an accident can put a strain on your finances, physical health, and wellbeing. Berger and Green will seek relief in the form of fair compensation. We will negotiate for nothing less than the settlement you deserve.