After being in a serious accident, there are a variety of unforeseen tasks that you will have to handle. Almost like extra homework on top of the many things you already have to do. These extra tasks are leveled on top of the emotional stress and physical injury stemming from your accident. The whole world doesn’t stop because you were in an accident. Many victims have to miss substantial work for doctor’s appointments, getting property damage repaired, and deal with the bureaucracy of insurance companies.
Many clients have to miss work for various reasons following an accident. It is important to remember that, as a client, you have a responsibility to mitigate your damages. This means that you cannot just miss work for no reason, however, if you are unable to work, get a doctor’s note saying that you are not able to do so. Usually, managers are understanding of this fact. Your attorney will work with your
employer to try to make a lost wages claim. If you belong to a union, your attorney will also be able to negotiate with them.
In some rare instances, someone loses their job because of their accident. For example, a mechanic who has broken his/her neck and is unable to work because of their injury, your attorney will be able to add this to the damages in the lawsuit. This option is obviously a last resort and hopefully will not happen to you.
Here at The Advocates Law Firm, we are committed to helping you. If you need us to speak to your employer, even as a simple courtesy, we will do so. Sometimes, even knowing that you have someone who can represent your interests, even with your employer, can help reduce common worries and strain following a car accident. If you would like your attorney to approach your employer, speak with your attorney. Be open with your concerns, and he/she will be able to help you know what to do.