Recovering from a car crash in Massachusetts can be an expensive and time-intensive experience. The injuries that you have received may limit your ability to report to your job. In some cases, you may need to take so much time off that you quickly use up all of your vacation days. You may also have a number of medical bills.
Car crashes often result in very serious injuries. You may also face the prospect of being partially or completely debilitated after a crash with limited income to pay your bills. In such a case, you may be able to file a claim for lost wages.
The term “lost wages” is used to describe the total amount of money that you should have earned from the time of your accident to the date of settlement. This type of award will not happen automatically. To receive it, you must be able to prove that the wages you lost as a result of your injuries were directly related to the incident.
Recent studies have shown that the effects of car crashes are much worse than they used to be. This is because people tend to drive a great deal faster than they used to. They also have more distractions to deal with. When combined, fast and distracted driving can lead to crashes.
The claims process
To begin the process of filing for lost wages, you can complete and file an employment authorization form. This is the document that will permit your employer to give your insurance company vital information about your employment.
You will typically have to undergo an independent medical examination. You can then submit all of the relevant medical documents. Once you have done so, your case will be considered.