When you suffer a personal injury income loss can be one of the most severe consequences. You might be forced off work or you might have to reduce your hours. If that happens then it could be comforting to know that there is someone who can help you out.
About personal injury income loss
If you’ve been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should by law be entitled to make a claim for compensation. However there are a couple of other factors which you might want to bear in mind.
The first is a question of timing. There is a three year limit on making any claim. If you wait longer than that, then regardless of how good your case is you won’t be able to claim a single penny.
The other is the question of the injury itself. Compensation will only be awarded if you were hurt in such a way that required medical attention. If that happens then the final figure to which you might be entitled will be decided on the basis of firstly the severity of the injury and secondly any costs incurred as a result.
A significant part of this will be any loss of income. Let’s imagine a situation in which you’ve been forced off work as a result of the accident. In those circumstances, you would be compensated for any money you’d lost out on.
Therefore, whenever you look at claiming for a personal injury income loss should be one of your primary considerations. Calculate how much you would have earned to come up with a figure that you can claim for. If you’re still off work when the case goes to court, you should also get an estimate for how long it is likely to keep you out of the employment market.
Finding your lawyer
But before you get that far you need to find the right lawyer and this starts with getting advice. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a team of people who can help you with your claim. We can look at your situation and make an assessment as to how much you should be entitled to and also how much we think the compensation claim might be. Naturally, income loss will be an important part of this estimate and so will form a major part of the calculation.
This estimate is not a guarantee but it does represent our opinion about how much we think you could and should be entitled to claim. The courts may make their own assessment, but they will work along similar principals to us.
So to find out how personal injury income loss are linked, give our team of experts a call now. They are ready and waiting to help on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 7th March 2014
Author: Louise Thacker
Category: Personal injury claims