Get Medical Attention
Hurt on the job? The first priority should be to get medical attention for your injuries, especially if you have to miss work. Those with severe injuries might even have to miss several weeks.
One of the most important components of arguing for damages in your personal injury case is how much time you had to miss at work. You are eligible for different types of damages, such as past and future medical bills, property damage and lost future earning capacity depending on the severity of your injuries.
The days and weeks immediately following your vehicle accident can be a very stressful period of time for you and your family. While you should remain focused on your recovery, the physical and emotional pain, the repair cost and the medical bills can all add up. Whether you are temporarily disabled, need some time off to recover, or need to attend physical therapy and doctor’s appointments, having to miss all these days at work can lead to lost income or even problems with your employer.
How Much Time Should I Take Off?
The amount of time you should take off after a vehicle or other accident depends on your current limitations and the severity of the injuries you sustained. A medical professional will be able to give you a clear diagnosis and recommendation about how much time to miss at work. Do not hesitate to ask if your doctor has not directly given you specific instructions about when to return to work.
Can I File A Personal Injury Claim If I Didn’t Miss Time at Work?
As mentioned above, lost wages are only one type of damages associated with serious vehicle accidents. You may be able to recover other forms of compensation after an accident, even if you did not miss time at work. In all of these situations, the support of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer is instrumental in equipping you with the ability to fight back and to recover the compensation you need and deserve.