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What should I do if I can’t work after a slip and fall accident?

You may find it impossible to work in your old job after your slip or fall injury

It can be frustrating and frightening to be out of work while you are recovering from your slip and fall injuries. As you recover from your injuries, you still need to keep a roof over your head and feed your family and, of course, your creditors still want to be paid.

But How Will You Do That?

If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident and the property owner or manager is liable for your accident injuries, then you may be able to recover damages that include compensation for lost income. In other words, the insurance company, property owner, or property manager who is legally responsible for paying your damages may also be obligated to reimburse you for your lost income.

An experienced slip and fall attorney can advocate for your fair and just recovery of lost income.

Know What You are Fighting For

Lost income includes your past, current and future losses if you can’t work due to your slip and fall injury. Specifically, lost income may include past, current, and future:

  • Wages. This includes partial wages if you are able to work fewer hours or a job for lower pay.
  • Bonuses and incentive pay. These are important parts of your compensation package that may be recoverable if you can’t work.
  • Benefits. The value of your health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, or other benefits may be compensable.
  • Income from clients or customers. If you are self-employed, then you may be able to recover for any income that you could not earn while you were hurt.

In order to make a fair recovery, you are going to need to present evidence about the value of your damages. Please contact us now via this website to learn more about your legal rights and about protecting your recovery of lost income after a slip and fall accident.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham