Personal injury lawsuits are typically filed by a person who has been harmed by the negligence of another person or entity. They are civil lawsuits and may be heard by a judge or jury, or in most cases, they are settled out of court. If a plaintiff is successful, he or she may be awarded compensation for a variety of injury-related losses. Compensation is typically given to individuals for medical bills, loss of work wages, and emotional pain and suffering.
If you or your loved one was recently injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact the Iowa personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233. We are well-versed in victims’ rights and have a history of passionately and aggressively fighting for our clients.
How to Receive Compensation for Lost Wages
In addition to money for medical bills, accident victims are frequently awarded compensation for any wages they lost because they were away from work recovering from their injuries. For example, if you were hospitalized for two weeks following your accident, you may be compensated for the wages you would have earned in two weeks of work.
Future work wages may also be considered in a lawsuit. For example, a person with a spinal cord injury may not be able to return to his or her former job, and as such, compensation may be available for the loss of future work wages.
As a victim of negligence, you need to fight for the compensation you need at this time. Contact a Des Moines workers compensation lawyer at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233 to learn more about your legal rights.