If you get injured in a car incident or any situation the other party is at fault, you can always have compensation. It is one of the things you are entitled to recover after the loss of wages and income. But how would you know what are these things to recover? Here are the seven fundamental types of lost wages and income.
Lost Salary And Lost Overtime – By the time you have to recover from an injury, you won’t be able to work. From there, you are entitled to ask for compensation for the days you won’t be able to attend office. It applies to a condition where you are required to have medical treatment or at least needs to be in assistance. Meanwhile, on your overtime cases, let’s say you have to take two weeks off, and you typically work at least 10 hours a day (including overtime), then you are allowed to have lost overtime compensation. You should get a 20-hour lost overtime reimbursement to say the least since it is part of your working salary distribution.
Lost Commissions, Bonuses And Personal Days – The time that’s spent on your recovery create a lot of problems, especially at work. The claim for reimbursement on your commission and bonuses can likely come from the salary you would have earned when you were able to work. So depending on your performance and qualifications for a higher rate, your compensation is a must. Also, you are entitled to demand for your lost personal days, such as vacation time and other times you need to run an errand. If you have to use these days up while you are currently on medical assistance and you miss work, or if you fail to generate them while you were out and under recovery, then these particular things are part of your damages.
Tips – If your job is something that allows you to gain extra income from tips such as massage therapist, food server, lift driver and others, then you are allowed to make a claim. The lost tips are part of your wage and income damages. Therefore, the compensation that you will demand is valid and acceptable. It might seem to be a complicated situation because there is no exact amount involve though. However, a chance of getting paid for it is highly possible.
Lost Opportunity – The time you have to spend in recovery from a car accident can take longer than expected. From there, a lot of things might have happened. The lost of opportunity for advancement is one of the reasons you get entitled for a claim. There is no chance of bringing back a one time opportunity, so it is right to ask for compensation for the advancement you lost on that particular time. It could be a big project, a promotion to a better high paying position, or training for an advanced skill set — all the things you could have had but can’t due to a damaging incident.
Lost Earning Capacity – The compensation of lost earning capacity is based on a projected loss you will encounter throughout your whole life. When the car injury impaired your ability to do the tasks you once can complete, the calculated reimbursement will be from the day of the incident up to the last day of your working capabilities. One example of this is the loss of motor functions. Once you lose the ability to move around, you also lose the ability to do the job. Eventually, you lose the job as well.
When a car incident happens, and the other party is at fault, you can seek compensation from these lost opportunities because it’s part of your rights.