If you are the victim of a truck accident, you might be contemplating a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. You may have incurred substantial medical bills from such a catastrophic incident, but you might also have lost pay because of your injuries. This could lead you to ask, “Can I claim wage loss for my truck accident?”
Under Illinois law, you can. The state permits injured parties in truck accident cases to seek compensation for a range of damages. These damages may include those directly related to your injuries, like medical expenses, physical impairment, and pain and suffering, but they may also include wage loss if your accident left you unable to go to work.
How to Ensure You Are Compensated for Wage Loss
Unfortunately, while the law may say you are entitled to compensation, the reality is that financial recovery for lost wages can be challenging. Far too frequently, insurance companies and defense attorneys call into question the legitimacy of wage loss claims, particularly in the case of a commercial truck accident, where vast sums of money may be on the line. A written note from a doctor ordering you off work because of your medical condition may be beneficial. Nevertheless, the defense may still demand extensive documentation about your employment and continue to cast doubt about why you really could not perform the duties of your job.
If this happens to you, having a skillful attorney on your side can make a difference, an attorney who can convey the totality of your damages, including wage loss, so that you may obtain compensation that accurately reflects what your case is worth. For this reason, consider following in the footsteps of countless injured clients over the past four decades and retain the truck accident attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers LLC.
GWC is one of the leading Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law firms in Illinois, with more than $2 billion recovered in verdicts and settlements on behalf of the innocent victims of injury. No other plaintiff firm in the state is more respected – or more feared – by its adversaries, both inside and outside the courtroom. Our truck accident attorneys have the experience, the determination, the resources, and the reputation necessary to get you and your family the justice you deserve.
Contact GWC today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation with a knowledgeable truck accident attorney. You may call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.<< BACK TO BLOG POSTS