Loss of Earnings Claims

Being involved in an accident can be upsetting for you and your family and, depending on your injuries, you may find that you are unable to work. This can lead to lost earnings and wages, adding increased pressure during an already difficult time.

Simple and Straightforward

"I was nervous and unsure of the idea of getting into a complicated legal situation, but that turned out to be simple and straightforward. I was very impressed with the claim amount they managed to secure for me - more than what was anticipated!"

L Paterson, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • Depending on the injuries

    you sustain in an accident, you may find that you need to take time off from work.

  • Being unable to provide for you and your family

    as a result of an accident will only add to the pain and suffering you are already experiencing.

  • At Watermans, if the accident wasn't your fault,

    we can pursue a claim against the negligent party to recover the money you have missed out on.

  • Everything we do at Watermans

    is about getting you the resolution you need and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Loss of earnings

    Loss of earnings claims

    When you are involved in an accident, you may find that you are unable to work. This will add further stress to an already painful situation for you and your loved ones. Loss of earnings can be claimed for when you have been absent from your work as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault.

    You may be able to work after your accident, but perhaps you can only work shorter shifts as a result of your injuries. This would mean that you would be receiving less pay than you would normally receive, and you can claim for this difference in earnings, too.

    The suffering you experience as a result of an accident can be a frustrating and painful time for you and your loved ones. The injuries you sustain can range from minor to life-changing, and you may require physiotherapy and even surgery as part of your recovery.

    If your circumstances surrounding work have changed as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, it is important that you are compensated accordingly. Our team at Watermans can help you by recovering those lost earnings on your behalf.

    It is important to seek loss of earnings compensation from the at-fault party in the case of an accident, as some employers like the NHS and the Council have a right to seek a repayment of wages from you at a later stage. Many people are not aware that this is in their contract of employment. As your solicitors, Watermans can check where you stand in this situation, and if you have a duty to repay the amounts that you received during your absence from work.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a loss of earnings claim?

    Making a claim for a loss of earnings can seem like a daunting task, but our team at Watermans are here to help.

    Our solicitors deal directly with your employers to seek the compensation that you deserve from the at-fault party. That means that we don’t need to bother you for documentation and payslips, as we work with your employers to gather the correct information for your case.

    If your accident occurred within the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, contact one of our expert team today. It is important that you receive compensation in this situation, as the changes in your life as a result of the accident can be substantial.

    At Watermans, we provide straightforward legal advice help you to get the peace of mind that you deserve. We take care of the legal side of everything, so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injury and getting your life back on track.

    We also operate a no win no fee policy at Watermans, meaning that you won’t have to pay us any solicitors fees if we don’t win. Speak to one of our dedicated personal injury specialists today to begin your compensation claim process.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a loss of earnings claim?

    The amount of compensation you could receive for a loss of earnings claim is dependent on the circumstances and resulting consequences of your accident. The severity of your injuries, and how they affect your working life, will factor into the decision. Both current and potential future loss of earnings will be taken into account here.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.


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    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury