When most people think about injury claims, they usually focus on medical expenses. While these are a big part of any claim, they are not the only thing for which you can be compensated. There is a list of items that may be eligible, including a loss of earnings.
- Missed Earnings
If your injury caused you to be at home or in a hospital for any length of time, chances are you had to miss some work. That means you missed out on earnings that you otherwise would have had to pay bills. Your injury claim can factor missed earnings in as part of the process of recovery.
- Future Earnings
Many Australians are not aware that they can receive compensation for future earnings after an injury. The court will review your income just before the injury to determine how much you would have made had you continued on that path. This is essential for many families when a contributing member is injured and no longer able to help support the household.
- Other Lost Earnings
In some cases, you may be able to make a claim for additional lost earnings on top of your hourly wage or salary. This can include any interest and Super benefits that were missed due to your inability to work and contribute.
Understanding Your Compensation
It is impossible to estimate how much compensation you will receive without looking at the details of your injury and finances. The best way to learn more is to talk to a legal expert. Contact Carew Lawyers today to discuss your loss of earnings and injury claim.