Loss of Salary
Many personal injuries, especially those that are more serious, result in loss of salary, as the injured individual is forced to miss work while recovering and undergoing medical treatment programs.
In more severe cases, individuals who suffer permanent, disabling injuries may lose the ability to go back to work or engage in their normal course of employment, which can cause them to lose significant amounts of money and financial support for their families.
The term personal injury is used to describe any physical or psychological harm caused by the negligence, recklessness or intentional harm of another person or entity. Suffering physical pain and psychological damage can be devastating enough; however personal injuries often also result in financial losses which can make the situation even tougher to overcome.
Common Causes of Loss of Salary
While there are many causes of personal injuries, some of the most common that result in financial damage, including loss of salary include:
- Auto, trucking, motorcycle accidents
- Construction, workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Defective drugs
- Doctor mistakes, prescription errors
- Fire accidents
- Railroad accidents
Other Physical, Emotional, Financial Losses
In addition to loss of salary, individuals suffering personal injuries may experience other losses, including:
- Hefty medical costs
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Decrease in quality of life
- Loss of the ability to engage in normal life activities
- Long-term treatment programs, medication costs
- Cost of necessary medical devices, equipment
- Loss of the ability to work altogether
- In wrongful death cases, funeral costs
Recovering Compensation for Losses
Individuals injured by the negligence, recklessness or intentional harm of another person or entity (such as an insurance company) may be eligible to recover compensation for their physical, emotional and financial losses, including loss of salary.
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