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4 Examples Of Lost-Income Disabilities


When you suffer a personal injury that sends you to the hospital, it can be hard to quantify the loss you experience. But that’s exactly what you need to do if you want to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for your injury. Some of the numbers are easy enough to reach: medical expenses, lost wages while you’re in the hospital and the legal fees that come with filing a lawsuit. But then the numbers get a little less solid during the recovery period.

Not all jobs come with the same demands, not all injuries are equally severe, and how the two intersect can affect the value of your damages. An injury can also affect your ability to live your life and perform household chores, but this article will limit itself specifically to how a personal injury can affect job performance and income.

Leg Injury

A persistent leg injury can come in several forms: pain in the joints, a missing toe, an amputation, and more. These injuries are the worst for athletes since you need all four limbs working perfectly for most professional sports. This type of injury also makes it hard to keep standing for a full factory shift, which limits the jobs you can do. However, an office worker with a desk job wouldn’t notice much of a difference in job performance.

Hand Injury

Hand injuries can be a lot more serious than they seem. Hands are the way we interact with the world, and even if the injury only drops our hand mobility by five percent, we can notice the difference. Hand injuries are the most severe when they happen to someone who needs full mobility, like a pianist or an office worker who has to type fast every day, but permanent hand damage can reduce anyone’s job performance and life quality.

Spine Injury

Depending on the severity, a spinal injury can result in anything from a bad back to permanent paralysis below the neck, so the way they affect your job performance varies just as much. But with that said, even something simple like a slipped disk can require weeks of doctor’s visits, medications, and physical therapy. Plus you need to avoid heavy lifting and certain positions, which for some people means they can’t do their jobs while others can keep going in a more comfortable position.

Brain Injury

This is the trickiest type of injury, both because there are so many ways it can affect a person and because they are so hard to diagnose. Your brain controls your body and your personality, so a brain injury could make it hard to speak or understand words, hard to keep your balance or move your arms, or it could change your personality without you even noticing. So a brain injury can keep you from physically working, or it can keep you from understanding or getting along with your coworkers.

This list is just an example of how different injuries can lead to different lost-income damages based on your job, how fast your recovery goes or how permanent the injury is, and how much you can make in a job that fits your new limits. That’s why it’s best to bring in a legal expert who can make an accurate estimate, like a personal injury lawyer who handles such cases regularly.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

4 Examples Of Lost-Income Disabilities

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh




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