You were hurt in an accident, and who wants to go to work when you’re in pain or feeling discomfort? Just thinking about what you have to deal with during the workday is enough to make you feel tired before you even get out of bed.
If you do not feel well, you might decide to stay home for a few days after the accident. You need to know that you will not be entitled to any claim for wage loss without proper documentation.
Your boss may not require anything in writing if you take sick leave. And sending an email from home to your boss does not qualify as documentation for a wage loss claim.
If you are not able to work due to injuries caused by an accident, it’s important to go to a doctor and get checked. If the injuries are enough to cause you to miss work or require any limitations on the kind of tasks you can do on the job, you must get that decision in writing from a qualified medical professional.
To justify a claim of lost income, it’s up to a doctor to determine your ability to work after an accident. That may range from a complete absence from work for an extended period of time to minor restrictions on the job.
In a majority of cases handled by our office, people injured in a car accident are out of work for short period of time – perhaps a few weeks or a month or two.
Generally, details about your work are not part of a medical record, so you need to tell your doctor about the nature and scope of your daily activities on the job.
It’s also important to share any opinions about how you think the injuries you sustained in the accident might affect your ability to perform your job. The more information you can provide, the better.
We can work with your doctor and employer to get the necessary documentation, so you can focus your energies on a complete recovery from your injuries.