Personal injuries come in all varieties. Some are very severe and completely limit a person’s ability to thrive. Others are not as bad but still affect the person’s ability to continue living as they did before the accident. What do you do if you are still able to work after suffering an injury and seeking compensation?
The law states that if you have an injury that does not allow you to perform the same type of work as you once did but you can do other work, then it is your duty to find employment that is suitable to your current ability. This is called mitigating loss. It could mean taking on a different role, no longer handling certain tasks at work, retraining and finding new employment altogether.
In the eyes of the court, you should always take reasonable steps to mitigate loss after an accident. Not doing so could result in reduced compensation.
What Is Considered Reasonable Loss Mitigation?
Reasonable loss mitigation means taking reasonable steps, which would include performing jobs that won’t worsen the injury. You should not feel obligated to complete all tasks you used to do if they could harm you or otherwise compromise your health. You should always follow your doctor’s recommendations and discuss this with your employer.
If you have questions about loss mitigation and personal injury claims, contact Carew Lawyers. Our expert team can provide answers and recommend the best course of action to maximise compensation and help you recover financially.