Best RI/MA Personal Injury Lawyer Tips: How Do I Get Paid For My Lost Wages?

November 12th, 2021

Did you know that you have the right to recover your lost wages in your personal injury case?  Here is some basic information on what you need to know about recovering lost wages after a personal injury such as a car accident.  At Bottaro Law, we offer 24/7 free consultations, so be sure to contact us for help on questions specific to your situation.

What Are “Lost Wages” In A Personal Injury Case?

“Lost wages” is a general legal term that can mean any type of earned income (money or benefits) that you lost due to the negligence of another.

For example, if you are an hourly employee, it may mean the amount of hourly wages you lost when your doctor restricted you from work due to injuries from a car accident.

Importantly, this term may also mean compensation for taking paid time off (PTO) or vacation time due to not being able to work.

If you are a salaried employee or business owner, there may be other methods for calculating your loss.

Understanding and calculating your lost wages is an important and detailed job that our experienced personal injury lawyers and team will help you with as our client.

How Do I Prove My Lost Wages After A Rhode Island Or Massachusetts Personal Injury?

There are several factors and methods to prove your lost wage claim.  And how we go about doing it may depend on whether you have a Rhode Island versus a Massachusetts personal injury case.

First, it is best practice to have a medical doctor’s opinion that you are restricted from working. We can help you communicate with your doctor on how to obtain a note in this regard that the insurance companies prefer to review.

Next, within that time period of work restrictions, we need to establish and calculate your losses.

The insurers will try to also verify these losses with your employer.

Can I Collect Rhode Island TDI During My Personal Injury Claim?

Yes.  In Rhode Island, if you are eligible for “Temporary Disability Insurance,” whether you have a legal claim or not has no bearing on your right to collect such benefits.  Unfortunately, these partial benefits typically do not make you whole.

In sum, at the Bottaro Law firm, our team of experienced lawyers and paralegals will help guide you through the entire process regarding “lost wages.”

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