Can I Claim Loss of Earnings as Part of a Personal Injury Claim?

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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 had an accident that was not their fault. Accidents or negligence that cause damage can impact a victim and their family significantly.

At The Compensation Experts, if you have had an accident that was not your fault, we can help you claim personal injury compensation. This includes claiming for loss of earnings.

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 can not get statutory sick pay, or it is not enough to replace their wages. Solicitors use payslips or statements of earnings from a claimant’s employer to calculate this. Payslips are important as they show the sum of money the person takes home after deductions. Depending on the nature of their work, the claimant may also be able to claim for the loss of potential earnings such as a bonus, overtime, or additional seasonal hours.

Compensation for Loss of Future Earnings and Pension

Depending on your long-term prognosis, you may be able to claim compensation for your future loss of earnings, and your pension. Future earnings can be difficult to prove but may include a promotion or pay increase you may expect. If your injury prevents you from carrying out the responsibilities of these jobs, for example, if your injury left you physically unable to deal with the stress of the responsibility of promotion, we can help. This is especially true if you would otherwise have been able to do this.

Loss of future earnings also includes if you have 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 fractured his leg when he slipped on a greasy kitchen floor. Even after healing, he had ongoing pain after standing or walking for a few hours. This was an understandably debilitating side effect in a job where staff need to be on their feet for eight or more hours.

Another example of compensation for loss of earnings was a client who had to retire early 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 court will take into account the client’s education history, employment records, examples of work experience and a commitment to pursuing their stated career. They will also look at the average earnings in that role and industry.

So contact The Compensation Experts today and talk to our experienced agents about how we may be able to help you secure your financial future after an accident.

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    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. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.

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    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. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.

    Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.

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    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. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.

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