HOW WILL MY LOST WAGES BE CALCULATED?
Proving a wage loss in a case can sometimes be simple and other times it can be really difficult. It sort of depends on the situation. If a person’s been injured in a car accident and it’s clear from doctor testimony that they couldn’t work for a period of time and they have a job where they get a paycheck, that’s a pretty easy, pretty simple, straightforward wage loss to establish. More difficult cases can be for people who are self-employed. Those sometimes can be difficult to establish what the wage loss is. Also, it can be difficult to establish future wage loss. In serious accident cases, we frequently work with experts such as vocational experts, accountants, and economists to establish the permanent wage loss our individual client has sustained. There’s a factor known as impaired workability and we’ll use that factor through the experts to establish our client’s permanent wage loss.