Injuries do more than cause physical pain and damage; they can cost you income while you’re off the job. It’s important to remain aware of time lost to treatment and convalescence when considering what happens after an accident. Some less direct losses would include the impact of your absence or impairment on your customers; if you’re in the hospital, you’re not talking to clients.
- Recovering from an injury can take a period of time that widely varies.
- If you are working a job that requires a high degree of skill and the injury and recovery time have made you less effective at this skill, you have lost earning capacity compared to before you were injured.
- It is important to have this 10,000-foot view when negotiating workers’ compensation should your injury lead you to a situation that requires negotiating total lost income.
“An important part of ensuring you get fair workers’ compensation is calculating the holistic effects of receiving an injury while working.”