If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for damages you suffered, including past, current and future expenses. Your lost income may be a significant portion of your damage claim, but it can be difficult to calculate how much this may be worth.
A Sacramento personal injury attorney from the Arnold Law Firm can explain these types of damages. Schedule a free legal consultation to learn more about how we may be able to assist you with an injury claim.
Lost wage compensation may apply if you missed time from work to receive medical treatment or to recover. Likewise, if you had to use your sick days or vacation leave because of your injury, you may be able to receive compensation.
Future lost income compensation is for the difference between your expected earning capacity before the accident and what it may be after the accident. If the accident is severe, injuries may cause permanent disability that result in being unable to work at all. In other situations, injury victims may be able to work, but they may need to work in a different position or field and may receive less pay than before.
It can be very difficult to calculate the value of future lost wages. Attorneys often hire economic or vocational experts to help them determine the long-term financial impact of an injury. Some of the factors that may be considered include:
Evidence that can help your attorney establish the value of your future lost income may include:
If you have a valid claim, we are prepared to work closely with you to determine your projected losses and fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
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