You have the following options to recover your lost wages in a car accident case: (1) make a request to your insurance company or (2) to the other driver’s insurance company, if he or she is at fault, or (3) file a lawsuit against the other driver in a serious case. It is highly recommended that you wait until you are near the end of your medical treatment and your condition is stable before filing a claim.
You have the following options to recover your lost wages in a car accident case:
1. Make a request to your insurance company.
2. Make a claim to the other driver’s insurance company, if he or she is at fault.
3. File a lawsuit against the other driver in severe cases.
It is recommended that you wait until you are near the end of your medical treatment and your condition is stable before filing a claim.
When you are submitting a claim, make sure you include detailed and accurate statements about your lost wages. There’s a chance that your claim will be denied if any of the supporting documents are incomplete or inaccurate.
The following documents can help you with your claim:
1. Doctor’s Note: Before you can take time off from work, you must have sustained actual physical injuries. You will need a doctor’s note or disability slip, which contains recommended time to take days off from work due to your injuries.
2. Paystubs or Other Wage Documents: The most common and easiest way to prove lost wages is to submit your most recent paystubs before the injury as evidence. If they are not available, you can also submit W-2(s) or your tax return from last year. If you are self-employed, you can submit your tax return from last year or any documents, such as invoices or correspondence, to prove the amount of money you would have earned during the period of your recovery.
3. Letter from Your Employer: In addition to paystubs, you will need to submit a letter from your employer to confirm important details. The letter should contain the days you were absent, your pay level, and the number of hours you work for each pay period.