What If I Miss Work Because Of My Car Accident?
Car accidents can make it difficult for victims to return to work for long periods of time. If you are worried about missing work, you have options. If another driver caused your accident, you can file an injury claim with his/her insurance company. This will allow you to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
However, there are a few things you need to do to ensure that your claim is successful.
What Do I Need To Do To Protect My Right To Collect Compensation?
To ensure that you retain your right to file for compensation and have the evidence necessary to win your claim, you should:
Seek Medical Treatment
It pays to see a doctor as soon as possible after an Ohio car crash, even if you do not believe you suffered serious injuries. In many cases, injuries take days to appear. If you visit the doctor immediately after your accident, you can ensure both the insurer and your boss that you did all you could to prioritize your recovery.
It also keeps the insurance company from questioning the cause of your injuries. If it does, it might deny your claim, leaving you with nothing.
Note How Much Time You Take Off
Obviously, you need to let your employer know that you will be unable to return to work for the time being and that should be your first priority. However, you also need to take notes on how often you need to request off. This includes full days, time off for appointments and days when you need to leave early because your injuries interfered with your ability to work.
Our team can determine exactly how much you would have made during the time you took off, but ensure that you take detailed notes of every time you were unable to work. Consider having your employer sign a document verifying all the time you need to take off. This will keep the insurer from arguing that you are lying about the amount of time your injuries kept you out of work.
Talk To A Lawyer
Discuss the facts of your case with a Cincinnati car accident attorney and learn more about your legal options for compensation to cover the wages you are missing.
We will determine the validity of your case and place an exact value on your missed work.
How Can The Attorneys At Levy Law Offices Help Me?
While the at-fault party’s insurer should take responsibility and pay for your injury costs, this is rarely the case. You will need to establish liability, provide evidence and negotiate with insurers to get what you deserve.
The skilled, knowledgeable attorneys at Levy Law Offices can help you get the compensation you need after a Cincinnati car accident. When you meet the team during your free consultation, you will see that recovering lost wages and other damages for our clients as quickly as possible is our top priority.