The unexpected nature of a car accident can turn your life upside down, especially when you are injured in the accident. In addition to recovering from your injuries, you may feel stress due being absent from work and lost wages. If you are not at fault for the accident, you have a few options when you miss work due to a car accident injury. Take the following steps to recoup damages that result from missing work due to an auto accident injury:
You can try to live your life in a plastic bubble, but you can never control the actions, or negligence, of others. It is common for the blatant disregard of another individual to cause an accident that leaves you injured, in pain, or even unable to work. From car accidents to irresponsible business owners, it can seem that when you are injured, there is no way anyone could say you are at fault for your own pain and suffering.
If you're injured at work, is your only recourse a workers' compensation claim? Not necessarily. Under a number of circumstances, you do have other options. Quite often, it's possible to file a personal injury lawsuit rather than rely solely on workers' compensation. Here are three examples. 1.) Your employer displays gross negligence or an intentional disregard for employee safety. Most of the time, an employer's negligence doesn't matter - in fact, that's part of what workers' compensation benefits are designed to cover.
Was your mother or wife sent home from the emergency room and then died, because she was suffering from a heart attack that was misdiagnosed? Unfortunately, studies show women are often not treated as aggressively as men when they enter the ER for heart problems, or their heart condition goes misdiagnosed. If you feel that her death could have been prevented and she missed out on valuable time, you want to talk with a wrongful death attorney about the problem.
There are many elements to filing a medical malpractice claim. One of the most important is filing an affidavit of merit. Without it, your claim could face dismissal. In order to secure an affidavit, you need to know what it is and why it needs to be filed. What Is the Affidavit of Merit? In an effort to curb the number of frivolous lawsuits that were being filed, many states turned to tort reform.
My husband does much of our auto repair work himself. We do all that we can to save a dollar when we can, and doing the repair work saves us a small fortune each year. Unfortunately, all of the money that we have saved over the past 15 years has gone to pay the medical bills that we have accumulated during the last several months after a floor jack failed and dropped our car on top of my husband. A few days after the incident, I contacted an injury attorney. I have created a blog to help others that have been injured due to faulty products find some sort of resolution.