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How to seek lost wage compensation after a car accident

On Behalf of | Jun 13, 2023 | Car Accidents

One of the most significant consequences of a car accident is the loss of wages due to missed work. This is something residents of Georgia have the right to claim as part of their settlement after the crash.

Understanding lost wages

Car accidents can lead to costly medical expenses, property damage and loss of income due to missed work. The term “lost wages” refers to the income you would have earned if the accident had never happened.

Your lost wages may include time spent away from work immediately after the accident. People who have suffered a long-term impairment from the crash may also need compensation for future lost wages.

Submitting a claim

In order to claim lost wages, you’ll need to prove that the lost wages happened due to the car accident. Proving the car accident resulted in lost wages is much easier if you sought medical attention immediately after the crash, as you can show that the medical issues were directly from the collision and how it impacted your ability to earn a living.

When you submit your claim for lost wages, make sure to submit documents like an employment authorization form. This allows your employer to talk to the insurance company about your situation. Additionally, you must submit paystubs that show what you made before the car accident and after. If you have other wage documents that help show this, like tax forms or bank statements, send those as well. You can also submit a wage verification letter from your employer as part of your claim.

Along with documents proving your wages, you must send the insurance company relevant medical documentation that shows your injuries. Send them a doctor’s note. This is a written document from your medical professional that says how much time you require off of work and why.

Recovering lost wages is a crucial part of recovery after a car accident. You can successfully recover your lost wages by Gathering the necessary evidence and staying organized as you document your losses and submit the necessary paperwork. You should also not be afraid to consult an attorney for help.