Proving Loss of Earnings in a Personal Injury Case

After an accident, if a person had been previously working, they may or may not have some loss of earnings. Those loss of earnings are the result of not being able to return to work following an accident for either a short period of time or an extended period of time. To calculate those damages we often take a look at what the person was making before the accident and evaluate the amount of time the person was off work or was unable to produce some sort of income until they return to some type of full employment again. And that differential of what they would have made if the accident had not occurred and what they actually make is what they call the loss of earnings element or the loss of income element.