An Injury That Causes You To Be Unable To Earn A Living
Let’s talk about a scenario where you sustained an injury and it significantly impacts on your ability to earn a living. We have numerous cases where people can never return to the occupation that they had before. Truck drivers, construction workers, people who are involved in more labor intensive type activities. What can they get compensated for? Well, these cases get a little difficult because they aren’t cases that someone can normally decide “this is how much you’ve lost.” This is what you are going to loose in the future. You need an expert opinion in order to let you know exactly how much you are going to loose over the course of your life. So in order to do this, we normally need two things. We need a vocational consultation and we need an economist. Let me explain what each of this individual does.
The vocational consultant is going to sit down with you, talk to you about your job possibilities. In other words, what do you qualify to do? What jobs are out there? How is this going to impact on your income? The vocational consultant will then determine exactly what type of job you will be able to do, how much you are going to get paid for that job and what type of future you may have in that career. But that only tells this part of the story.
The other part of the story is how much did you actually lose. Well then we need an economist. They can sit down and figure out all of the things that you have lost. The salaries, the benefits, health insurance, longevity, all of those things that go into an economic evaluation and then they have to do what you call reduce it to present value and what that simply means is they got to talk instead of future dollars into current dollars. The bottom line here is that if you have been severely injured and it has impacted your ability to make a living, you need to give us a call. You need to have experts on your side. They are going to be able to tell you what kind of job you are going to be able to do in the future and how much money you are going to loose as a result of this change in occupation.
Again, feel free to give us a call at (614) 944-5055 if you have sustained an injury that has prevented you from being able to earn a living. No obligation. We would be happy to sit down and talk to you. Thank you.
The Flickinger Legal Group, LLC is a personal injury law firm that resides at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. We are dedicated to helping you with your dog bite, car accident, or slip and fall injury. We are also bikers ourselves, and thus are proud to serve the motorcycle community as motorcycle accident attorneys.