How Car Accidents Can Affect Employment

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Key Points

  • After a car accident, injured victims may be unable to perform the duties required of their job.
  • If an accident victim is unable to work for any time, then employers may be faced with tough decisions about that employee’s job and position with the company.
  • If you cannot work after a car accident, your past and future lost income can be calculated into your settlement compensation.
  • If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car accident, make sure you seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer who can calculate the full value of your lost income claim.

The ripple effects of a car accident can travel deep into a person’s life. A severe injury can leave accident victims unable to do the things they love and even their ability to make a living.

If an accident has left you unable to continue doing your job, then you may be wondering how you’ll manage to support your family moving forward. Here’s what you should know if your employment has been affected by injuries from a car accident.

Car Accidents May Require Employers to Make Tough Decisions

Employers usually aren’t concerned whether you were at fault or the victim of an accident. Instead, what matters more is their ability to fulfill the obligations you left behind and ensure the work gets done.

If you are unable to work for any time, then employers might be faced with making critical decisions about your job and position with the company. Employers must decide whether they should hire someone else temporarily or permanently, or be patient and wait until your return to work.

If you suffered a serious injury, your employer may decide to end your employment to protect their business and its continued operation.

Serious Injuries Have an Impact on Physical Labor Jobs

Injuries can affect people’s day-to-day lives in various ways. When someone’s ability to work is based on their physical strength and endurance, an injury can be especially devastating. For those that don’t have a desk job, a car accident can severely impact their ability to make a living.

Make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities with your employer in case you are injured and unable to work.

Office Jobs Can Also Be Impacted by a Car Accident

Anyone can have their employment affected by an injury sustained in a car accident. Even those with jobs that don’t require physical labor can be out of work due to severe injuries after a car accident.

Common head, neck, and shoulder injuries may make it difficult to stand or sit for lengthy periods of time, making it almost impossible to work.

How a Lawyer Can Get You Compensated for Lost Work Income

When you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can rest assured that all of your potential damages will be addressed and demanded. All of the impacts that an accident victim deals with, including their potential changes in employment, can be factored into a personal injury settlement.

Losing your job because of an injury can be calculated into your potential recovery amount. If your injuries are serious, then your ability to earn future income can also be considered. If this happens, then you may be eligible for significant monetary damages as your diminished ability to earn a living going forward can be compensated for.

Make sure you understand the full value of your case so you don’t leave money on the table.

When You Should Go Back to Work After a Car Accident

Because of the uncertainty with most people’s jobs, they are usually in a hurry to get back to work after an accident. While it is understandable that you would want to ensure you still have a job, it is more important to make sure that you have your health and ability to recover.

Knowing when to go back to work can be challenging to determine. It is always recommended that you ask your doctor these questions and listen to their advice. Going back to work too soon can aggravate an injury and cause an even longer recovery period or other complications.

At-Fault Drivers Can Be Forced to Cover Their Own Cost of Lost Work Income

Most legal blogs online will talk about injured victims of car accidents. But what happens if you are the at-fault driver?

If you were at fault for a car accident, you could end up losing out on your job and lost income compensation. The responsibility may be on you to cover your own lost income if you are found to blame for the accident.

Take this as a motivation to be a good driver, so you don’t lose your work income or your job if you are at fault in an accident and can no longer work.

Consultations Are Free at The Millar Law Firm

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car accident, then make sure you seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer. We can help. Call The Millar Law Firm today at (770) 400-0000 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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