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What if My Car Accident Affects My Career?

 Posted on April 11, 2024 in Car Accidents

CT accident lawyerGetting seriously injured in a car accident can impact many areas of your life, including your job. Most typical car accident injuries, like broken bones, heal over time. That type of temporary injury might force you to take a break from work. During that period, you can likely recover compensation for your lost wages. But what if a catastrophic injury prevents you from ever returning to your chosen career? In that case, you may be eligible for long-term compensation.

If you are now unable to work at all due to injuries you sustained in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you could receive permanent compensation. If you can do some work, you could receive compensation that roughly equals the difference between the amount you could earn before the accident and the amount you can now earn. A New York Metro Area motor vehicle accident attorney can fight to get you all the compensation you deserve.

Car Accident Injuries That Can Affect Your Ability to Work

Injuries sustained in a car accident can be life-altering. Career paths that can be affected by car accident injuries include:

  • Professional work - If you are a professional, such as an accountant or project manager, a traumatic brain injury could impact your ability to perform your job duties. Lasting brain injuries can cause memory loss or an inability to think through complex problems. 
  • Trade work - Injuries to the body, such as the loss of a limb or a back injury that causes constant pain could affect your ability to perform your trade. For example, if you are a licensed electrician and you have become paralyzed from the waist down, you may no longer be able to climb ladders or go down into customers’ basements to access the electrical components that need repair. 
  • Public-facing positions - Many people who have had their appearance altered by car accident injuries suffer psychological distress. For example, if you are a salesperson and have suffered severe burns across your face or have lost a hand, you may feel as if others are focused on your appearance rather than what you are saying. If your psychological distress becomes so severe that you must change jobs, you could recover compensation for your mental health care and the difference in your earnings. 

An attorney can advise you as to what rights you have when it comes to recovering compensation after a motor vehicle crash injury forces you to change careers or stop working.

Contact a Greenwich, CT Car Accident Lawyer 

Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC’s attorneys are highly experienced in car accident litigation. Our Metro New York Area car crash attorneys include the President of the Connecticut Bar Association and members of the United States Senate. Contact us at 203-661-6000 to begin with a complimentary consultation.

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