How to Recover Damages for Lost Income

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Serious injuries can take a long time to heal, and during that time, you may be unable to work in any capacity. However, it can be nearly impossible to pay your bills without any income coming in, and your family may be worried about your financial future after a major accident takes place.

Our legal system allows injured victims to recover damages for lost income and future wages, precisely because it can take so long for recovery after an injury. But did you know that you can recover damages even if you were unemployed at the time of your injury?

Recovering Lost Wages When You’re Unemployed

It may seem strange to ask for recovery on lost wages when you don’t currently have a job. However, regardless of your unique job situation, it makes a certain sense. After all, an injury can severely restrict your ability to commit to a full-time job search, not to mention restrict the movement and mental energy you would need for a new job.

You have the right to seek compensation for your loss of future income, particularly if your injury will reduce your ability to earn the same wages. This is what is known as a claim for “decreased earning capacity,” and it essentially argues that you are now limited for job options in a way that you weren’t before your accident.

Contact a Committed Personal Injury Lawyer in Raleigh

At Thorp Law, we don’t believe in just handling “cases” – we believe in helping people with real problems. Losing your ability to earn wages, whether unemployed or not, can deal a serious blow to your confidence and peace of mind. We understand these issues can be painful, and our team is fully committed to helping you recover maximum compensation after your injury.

Message us onlineor give us a call at (919) 373-3390 to begin your free consultation! You don’t have to pay a cent until we win.