Proving Lost Wages After an Accident

Your routine after a personal injury accident can take up a lot of time, especially during work hours. A reduced paycheck can mean family’s financial security is at risk. When you take time off for doctor’s appointments, even for just one hour, you have the right to be reimbursed.

Proving lost wages doesn’t require mathematical precision. Whether you’re paid hourly or on commission, you have options to recover damages after your accident.

Proving Lost Wages

Here are four ways to help with proving lost wages:

• Wage Verification From EmployerLetter from employer outlining your working hours, wages, and any time you’ve missed.
• W-2’sEven with a letter from employer, you may need to provide W-2 tax forms from the years before and after the accident.
 • PaystubsPaystubs from before and after your accident can also prove your lost wages.
• If Self-EmployedLoss of income can be more difficult to prove when you work for yourself. Be ready to show tax returns, accounts receivable, or a history of checks received for services rendered.

In addition to the documentation above, you may also need a disability note or letter from your doctor. This will help verify that you were forced to miss time from work due to injuries sustained in your accident.

How A Lawyer Can Help

Insurance adjusters aren’t going to reveal that you can recover monetary damages for loss of income following an accident. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible to protect their bottom line. Having an experienced accident attorney in your corner will help you build a strong case. A personal injury lawyer will collect all the necessary documentation to prove lost wages.

At Bergener Mirejovsky, we want to help accident victims like you. Don’t let someone else’s negligence derail your physical and financial health. It’s not right. Questions? Call 1-800-881-2021 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free case review. No pressure, just answers.

That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.