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Are Payslips Enough Evidence Of A Loss Of Earnings?

28 Apr 2021

If you have been injured in an accident, there is a high chance that you will have to take time off from work while you are recovering from your injuries. If you suffer a loss of earnings due to having to take time off work, you can get this money back through compensation.

However, to do this you will need to have certain pieces of evidence to determine how much compensation you are owed. If you would like to find out more about claiming compensation for a loss of earnings, you should speak to our team at First Personal Injury.

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How To Claim Earnings Compensation

If you need to make a claim for a loss of earnings, there are certain pieces of evidence that you will need to take with you in order to be able to claim successfully.

If you have a set wage then it is easier to calculate your loss of earnings compared to if your wage fluctuates due to doing contract work, working on commission or another form of differing income. For a set wage, a solicitor would request a copy of the claimant’s most recent wage slips and bank statements in order to calculate the loss of earnings for the period in which the claimant has been unable to work.

If your wage fluctuates from week to week or month to month then your wage slips will be used to calculate an average monthly or weekly wage. This will help to provide the legal team with an estimation of how much compensation you should be able to claim.

Other Possible Evidence

In lots of personal injury accidents, a claimant will have to undergo an examination from a medical professional who will document their injuries and suggest any further treatment that may be necessary. This will be used as evidence to support the claimant’s case.

When claiming for special damages, a claimant should retain any receipts as evidence of charges they have incurred. These special damages costs could include travel to an appointment or an appointment itself if it is done privately. Compensation in this area will be determined by looking at the specific factors of your case.

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you win the compensation that you deserve.