Can I Get Money For Missed Work Following Car Accident?

Can you recover the money you lost for missed work following a California car accident? Absolutely and this is something your personal injury lawyers at Walch Law will work to get you paid for, among other things. Determining lost wages after a Los Angeles car accident is a very important figure added to your overall case value. Missed time at work is a very common consequence of a serious car accident-- for some it is a few days or week and for other they are never able to work again. Whatever your situation is, get in touch with Walch Law today

Missed Work Following A Car Accident

After a serious Los Angeles car accident you should not be worrying about work, you should be worrying about your physical and emotional recovery. But the unfortunate reality is this-- you need to work to support yourself and your family so missing work following an accident can place a serious financial strain on you. What we see with a lot of our clients is one of two things-- either they go back to work earlier than they should and put their physical recovery at risk or they enter into very difficult financial position maxing out credit cards and borrowing money at high rates. At Walch Law, we don't want either of those things to happen which is why we take your case on a contingency fee basis (meaning you do not pay us until we get you paid), we help negotiate a delayed payment for your medical needs and we work hard to get your case handled as quickly as possible. 

Lost wages refers to the money you could and should have earned had it not been for the car accident. This area of your car accident settlement can be proved by a variety of evidence including: paystubs, declarations from work, medical evaluations and more.

What's The Difference Between Lost Wages & Diminished Earning Capacity?

Whether in your personal injury research on what goes into a settlement, conversations with attorneys or chats with friends that have unfortunately dealt with a personal injury lawsuit, there's a lot of legal jargon out there related to the various areas of financial recovery. One confusing area has to do with your work life and how it was impacted by the accident. Following a serious personal injury of any type, there are multiple claims that can be made with the ultimate goal of putting you in a financial position to compensate for the professional change you might have to make as a result of your accident. Here's a quick look at the various legal classifications in this area that you want to know more about:

  • Lost Wages- In asking for lost wages in a Los Angeles personal injury case, you are telling the other party this: I missed work (even if it is just a day) and the money that came from it because of the accident you caused. Generally speaking, lost wages are pretty easy to show with the right evidence of pay stubs, confirmation of missed work and paperwork from your doctor that you were injured.  
  • Diminished Earning Capacity- For many victims of a car, truck or pedestrian accident (to name a few), the impact of their personal injury accident goes far beyond missing days at work and impacts their ability to work in the same field or same amount of time going forward. A classic example of this would be a construction worker who as a result of their accident, can no longer work in such a demanding job. Asking for diminished earning capacity if fairly common in a lot f the cases we successfully handle and a complicated equation because it involves forecasting out the financial impact of not being able to work in the same field and working more closely with your medical team to prove your new physical limitations. 
  • Lost Compensation- Closely tied to lost wages, for many missing work means missing out on important benefits such as bonuses, 401ks etc. When we fight to get you paid for this very important part of your life that was impacted by your accident, we make sure we are including everything. 

At Walch Law, we are here for YOU. We are completely committed to getting the best possible results for our clients and our 95+% success rate confirms that. If you are dealing with a serious personal injury or wrongful death and ready to learn more about how we can help, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. We are always available, every conversation with us is free of charge and obligation so reach out now. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.

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Founding partner Gary Walch started this law firm to help people in your very situation. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire Walch Law Firm, you are benefiting from his years of experience. Robert Walch has been with the firm since 2000 and has a track record of success, as does the rest of the highly qualified staff at Walch Law. A family firm with the resources of a big law firm means you get the best of both worlds.

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For many individuals and families following a death it is not just an emotional time but a stressful financial time as well—hiring an attorney should help relieve this financial stress which is why you hire us on a contingency fee arrangement. Translation: you don't pay for any fees or costs associated with your case until you get paid. We have the financial resources of a large law firm but the accessible environment of a small firm meaning your case won't get lost in the shuffle.

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First and foremost, you are suffering a major traumatic loss and we understand that. We can help with counseling, medical professionals and other important resources during this time. Your focus should be on dealing with this loss, let us take care of all the legal details.

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