COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS OR WAGES – PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
If you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you are entitled to compensation for your injury. The primary focus of our personal injury attorney’s is to make sure that our clients are fully compensated for their injury.
The first three components of compensation after a personal injury accident are medical bills and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A person’s lost earnings or lost wages after being injured in an accident can be the most important part of their claim, because most people need to work in order to live and provide for their family. Our personal injury lawyers understand that when your ability to work is interrupted, your stress level goes way up and you are concerned with how to pay your rent or mortgage, buy groceries, make car payments, etc.
When you talk with a personal injury lawyer at our firm about your MN accident, we will work with and try to advise you regarding your loss of earnings and wages. When we settle or win your case, you will be reimbursed for your lost wages, but it can be difficult to survive in the meantime. If your personal injury occurred because of a car accident you will be entitled to no-fault benefits, which will pay a portion of your lost wages on a weekly basis, up to $500 per week. If you are injured by a defective product at work, or some other way at work, workers compensation insurance will pay a portion of your lost earnings. However, if you can’t work because you were injured in a slip and fall accident or dog bite, or many other types of accident injuries, there may be no automatic way to get immediate lost wages replaced quickly. If you have short term disability insurance, that may kick in soon after a personal injury accident. Our personal injury attorneys will also try to suggest other short term solutions to you while you can’t work because of your accident, until your doctors say you can return to work.
Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are personal injury lawyers with more than 25 years’ experience representing hundreds of people who have been injured in an accident and cannot work for a period of time. Pam Rochlin was the 2014 – 2015 president of Minnesota Women Lawyers Association, and was a partner at Meshbesher and Spence before joining with David Rochlin to form a smaller, more intimate law firm that can give personal attention to our clients. If you have been injured in an accident and have questions about your lost wages or income, call our office and speak with a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation about your case. You can meet a personal injury lawyer at our offices in Minneapolis, Woodbury, Edina, or St. Louis Park. A personal injury lawyer will also meet you at your home in St. Paul, Roseville, Apple Valley, Albert Lea, Burnsville, Bloomington, Richfield, Lakeville, Lino Lakes, Forest Lake, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Center, Chanhassen and other cities throughout Minnesota.