LOSS OF EARNINGS COMPENSATION CLAIMS: THE FACTS

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. You may be awarded damages and costs to compensate for the physical or mental suffering you have experienced, as well as the medical costs you have incurred. If you are unable to work as a result of your accident you will be entitled to claim for any loss of earnings you have incurred.

Each personal injury case is different, and it will be important to speak with your personal injury solicitor, who will advise you on the specific legislation relevant to your case. If you are entitled to make a claim, an experienced solicitor* will help you through the process.

Important Information About Loss Of Earnings Claims:

•    Proof of a loss of earnings claim will depend primarily on medical evidence certifying your inability to work.  You will also need to provide payslips or a letter from your employer vouching your financial loss.  You may also need to provide payslips or other written proof of earnings for a period of months prior to your accident in order to calculate your average earnings, including overtime and other allowances.
 
•    If you are self-employed, you will need to produce a set of accounts, usually for the three year period prior to your accident in order to support your claim.  You may also be required to provide details of your business including appointments and bookings as well as bank account details in order to demonstrate your potential earnings during the period you were unable to work.
 
•    If your injury is life limiting or has long -term effects on your ability to work, you may need to retain an accountant to help you calculate your actual losses into the future, including a claim for loss of pension.

Consult Personal Injury Solicitors in Ennis

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, or if you have been a victim of medical negligence, you may be able to make a compensation claim for loss of earnings incurred as a result. Here at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we specialise in claims such as this, and will be happy to discuss your case with you.

You can see S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors in Ennis,Clare for a consultation without obligation. Simply call into our office in Ennis, Co.Clare, contact us online or call us today on +353 (065) 6820620. We guarantee to call you back to discuss your case within one business day.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or a proportion of any award or settlement.