Can I claim for loss of earnings?
If you are involved in a non-fault car accident there are many things you may be able to claim for apart from the usual accident repairs or injury compensation.
If you suffer an injury as a result of your accident, it is quite possible that you may have to take a long period off work in order to recover from your injury. Obviously this time off work is due to no fault of your own, and it is not unreasonable for you seek compensation for this period of lost income.
The period and amounts you could claim for will of course be dependent on your circumstances, but it should be perfectly possible for your insurer or claims advisor to assess your situation and advise you accordingly. For free no obligation advice call us on 0845 6768898 and one of our advisors will be able to help.
What information would I need to help with a claim?
Along with all the details of your injury, such as medical reports, treatments etc. that would be needed for an injury claim, you will also need to supply detailed information about your business or employment. This information may include:-
- A description of your business and the affect the accident or injury has had upon it
- An estimate of your loss of income as a result of your accident or injury
- Copies of documentation showing your income for a period of 13 weeks prior to the accident e.g. payslips etc.
- Information on any payments you may have received during your break from work
- Details of any business contracts you may have lost as a result of your absence
- If relevant, the name and address of your accountant
Can I claim compensation for losing my job?
If you can demonstrate that the accident or injury resulted in you losing your job, you may be able to claim compensation for your loss of employment.
You may also be able to claim for future loss of earnings if your injury results in a disability that prevents you from pursuing your current occupation either temporarily or permanently.
For further information regarding injury related compensation claims please click here.
If you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault we can arrange for your car to be repaired at one of our approved repair centres, provide you with a quality like-for-like replacement hire car and help with the recovery of lost earnings.
Please give us a call us on 0845 6768898 or start your free claim enquiry using our online claim form.