Can I Claim Loss of Earnings as Part of a Personal Injury Claim?
When clients come to us for help to claim compensation for personal injury, they are not just seeking money because they were the victim of a situation that was not their fault. Damage caused by accident or negligence can have a significant and, at times, far-reaching financial impact for a victim and their family.
At The Compensation Experts, we can help you claim personal injury compensation for lost earnings if you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault.
Claiming Compensation for Loss of Earnings
Compensation for loss of earnings is calculated in several ways. The first is the direct loss of income if a victim is unable to work while they are recovering from their injury and either not entitled to statutory sick pay, or it is not enough to replace their wages. This amount is calculated using payslips or statements of earnings from a claimant’s employer to adequately show the sum of money they take home after deductions. Depending on the nature of their work, the claimant may also be able to claim for the loss of a predicated bonus, overtime, or additional seasonal hours they would reasonably have expected to earn had they not been injured.
Compensation for Loss of Future Earnings and Pension
Depending on your long-term prognosis you may be able to claim compensation for your predicted loss of earnings, and your pension. Future earnings can be difficult to evidence but may include an anticipated promotion or pay increase. If your injury prevents you from carrying out the responsibilities these jobs will entail, for example, if your injury left you physically unable to deal with the stress associated with the responsibility of promotion you would otherwise have been able to do, we can help.
Loss of future earnings can take into consideration if you are forced to change jobs because you are physically unable to carry out the tasks associated with your role, or if you can only work a limited number of hours. An example of this situation was a waiter who suffered a severe leg fracture when he slipped on a greasy kitchen floor. Even after healing, it caused the man ongoing pain after he stood or walked on it for just a few hours – an understandably debilitating side effect in a job that requires staff to be on their feet for eight or more hours.
Another example of compensation claimed for loss of earnings was a client who took early retirement after her injury prevented her from carrying out her duties in a bakery. She had intended to work until she was 65 but decided to retire after being unable to find alternative employment. Her compensation included lost pension contributions as well as earnings.
It is hard, though not impossible, to claim compensation for loss of future earnings if someone is only starting out in their chosen career. In this instance the client’s education history, employment records, examples of work experience and a commitment to pursuing their stated career, and the average earnings in that role and industry.
Call The Compensation Experts today and talk to our experienced advisors about how we may be able to help you secure your financial future after an accident.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
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Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
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