Loss of Benefits
Serious, debilitating personal injuries may result in loss of benefits, as the injured individual may be forced to miss large amounts of work during the recovery process.
While some injured individuals may only be out of work temporarily, others who suffer more traumatic injuries may lose the ability to work permanently.
Types of Injuries that May Lead to Loss of Benefits
Personal injuries range from minor scrapes and bruises to traumatic brain injuries that can dramatically change a person’s life forever. Although there are many different types of personal injuries, only the most serious prevent the injured from working, resulting in loss of wages or benefits. For instance:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Head, neck, back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, quadriplegia
- Development of fatal conditions such as mesothelioma
Common Causes of Serious Injuries
There are many causes of personal injuries, however the most common causes of serious injuries that may result in debilitating injuries and loss of benefits, include:
- Auto, trucking, motorcycle accidents
- Train, bus, airplane accidents
- Construction, workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Defective drugs, prescription errors
- Doctor mistakes
- Fire accidents
- Sports injuries
Survivor’s Loss of Benefits
If an individual is killed as a result of the negligence, recklessness or intentional harm of another person or entity, his/her family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on his/her behalf.
In addition to recovering compensation for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs and the emotional pain and suffering incurred by the plaintiffs, the family members may also be eligible to recover compensation for the benefits they lost as a result of the wrongful death. These losses may include:
- Loss of future financial support from the deceased person
- Loss of instruction and moral support
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
A personal injury or wrongful death can be a devastating event. Dealing with the physical and emotional pain is difficult enough; other damages such as loss of benefits can only make matters worse and more stressful.
An experienced personal injury attorney understands the devastation and trauma associated with personal injuries and will help you recover compensation for your losses.
An experienced personal injury will thoroughly evaluate your case and fight to ensure every responsible party is held accountable. Contact us today to speak with a qualified, knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
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