LOSS OF EARNINGS: THE FACTS

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to bring a case relating to your loss. The courts may consider the physical and 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 earningsclaim 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.

How to Proceed with your case

If you feel that you may be entitled to bring a case as a result of a fatal injury to a loved one, it is important to consult with a solicitor experienced in this area of law.

At S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we have 35 years experience in dealing with claims of this type and are sensitive to the burden that such litigation places on the claimant. This is why we take the time to understand the impact such a bereavement has had on your everyday life, wellbeing and any practical losses you may be carrying.

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

 

Contact

S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, 6, Bindon Street, Ennis, Co.Clare.

Telephone: 065 – 6820620. Email: info@stosullivan.ie

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