If I Am Not Able To Go Back To Work Right Away After My Chicago Motorcycle Accident, Will I Be Reimbursed For My Lost Income?

    If I Am Not Able To Go Back To Work Right Away After My Chicago Motorcycle Accident, Will I Be Reimbursed For My Lost Income?
Yes. Illinois law allows a person injured in a motorcycle accident to recover lost wages as an element of damages. A wage loss claim may be presented during settlement discussions with insurance companies or at trial.

Not only can you file a claim for time and wages lost from work directly after the accident, you can also file for future time and wages lost if you are not able to return to your job. Many motorcyclists are severely injured and may not be able to return to their same occupation and have a right to pursue compensation for the loss of income.

For people with significant injuries related to a motorcycle crash, it may simply be unrealistic to return back to a job that you held at the time of an incident. In these circumstances, Illinois law allows you to present a claim for loss of earning capacity.

For example, if you were a construction worker earning $65,000 per year and your injuries prevent you from returning to that profession—but you could get an office job making $30,000—Illinois law would afford you the opportunity to recovery the difference between the two salaries for the remainder of your working life.

In a situation where your injuries prevent you from engaging in any type of work, Illinois law would allow you to present a claim to recover all of the wages that you would likely earn over the course of your working life.

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Do You Need Help Making a Wage Loss Claim for Injuries Related to an Illinois Motorcycle Accident?

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers appreciates the uncertainty that accompanies a situation where your injuries, sustained in a motorcycle crash, can prevent you from returning to a job. Our attorneys work with some of the leading vocational counselors and economists to present the most favorable wage loss claim for your situation. Contact our office today for a free review of your case and a frank discussion of the damages available to you under Illinois law.

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