Who Will Pay For My Lost Wages
If you missed work as a result of a car crash, on the job injury, or other incident then Texas law allows you to recoup any wages you may have lost from the person responsible for your accident and injuries.
What Are Lost Wages?
Lost wages are any income you were or will be unable to earn as a result of your injury. As such, lost wages are not limited to those you have already missed out on and may include future income you will be unable to collect.
Generally, Texas law breaks lost wages down into three categories:
wages you lost during a period you were unable to work.
this would include things like missing a job interview while you were recovering.
Loss of earning capacity
if you have sustained a long-term disability from an accident and cannot make as much money as you did before your accident.
Are Lost Wages Limited to My Hourly or
a Salary Pay?
When dealing with lost wages, all forms of lost income are considered. Whether you are a part-time worker, an hourly employee, or even self-employed, as long as you can document the wages you have lost or will lose, you can make a full recovery.
Beyond basic wage calculations, you may also claim:
Loss of commissions on sales
Loss of fringe benefits
Loss of pension benefits
Money that reflects a promotion or wage increase provided you were due for a wage increase or promotion while out of work
Bonuses that you were paid in the past and were on track to receive prior to your injury
At The Armstrong Law Group, we will oftentimes review your case with vocational experts and economists in order to accurately establish what wages were lost.
Can I Recover Lost Wages If I Used My Sick Leave or Vacation Pay ?
You missed work because of the accident.
You have documentation showing the use of sick leave or vacation during that time period.
What if I Have More Questions About Wages Lost
After a Car Accident?
If you have any questions about the wages you have lost or need help calculating just how much you are entitled to, contact the Armstrong Law Group. Warren M. Armstrong can provide a free consultation so you better understand the laws surrounding your case and your best course of action. If your injuries prevent you from visiting our offices, we will send one of our attorneys to you.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an accident and has lost wages, STAY STRONG! Call The Armstrong Law Group.