5.2 million working days were lost in the UK due to injuries in 2012/13. Workplace injuries and ill health (excluding cancer) cost the UK an estimated £13.8 billion in 2010/11.
Apart from the physical and mental pain associated with personal injuries, one of the major consequences of accidents is a loss of earnings caused by the victim's inability to return to work. In severe cases, recovery times can take months, even years and resulting disabilities can even have an impact on future earnings.
For the victims of accidents and their families, losing out on earnings can have a devastating impact. And that can mean struggling to pay mortgages, bills and even just covering the cost of everyday living. For self-employed people and business owners who find themselves hospitalised by an accident, being unable to work can lead to losing contracts or even the complete failure of their business.
So it's a serious matter that has to be approached carefully if the accident was even partly the fault of a third party. That's where Watermans' personal injury solicitors can help. Our experienced team has a strong track record of recovering lost earnings - both actual and future earnings - in cases where our clients have been unable to work due to accidents that weren't their fault.
Does claiming cost money?
People who have lost out on earnings have enough financial worries. So our, 'no win, no fee' policy comes as a relief to our clients and ensures you won't be out of pocket at any time.
How do I start my claim?
Just get in touch to get your claim for loss of earnings underway. You can email, call or complete the form online. Our team will look closely at your situation and help you to work out if you have a case for compensation both for your injuries and any loss of earnings. They can also point you in the direction of any specialist medical treatment you may require.
How long does a claim take?
The duration of a case depends a lot on how complex it is. Factors like the severity of your injuries, the circumstances of the accident, whether estimated future earnings are involved and how the party to blame responds to your claim all have a bearing on the case. We'll do all we can to progress your case as quickly as possible and keep you informed every step of the way.
Our injury calculator show the kind of damages people can expect for different types of injury - loss of earnings claims will depend on individual circumstances.
If you’ve lost out on earnings following an accident and think you have a case for a claim, get in touch with us today. Claims must be made within 3 years of the original accident.