How Do I Prove Loss of Earnings After an Injury?


When medical bills are piling up due to an injury, you may experience a substantial financial toll. What’s worse is if you now have a loss of earnings because you have to miss work. With this, you must understand that if your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, then you may be entitled to receive compensation for your lost wages. Read on to discover what types of personal injury cases involve loss of earnings damages and how a seasoned Morris County personal injury attorney of Lutz Injury Law can help you prove this.

What types of personal injury cases involve loss of earnings damages?

If you believe that another party is liable for causing your accident and subsequent injuries, then you can hold them financially responsible for your loss of earnings damages by filing a personal injury claim. The following are just some examples of personal injuries cases that may result in compensation for loss of earnings:

  • Auto accidents:
    • Car accidents.
    • Drunk driver accidents.
    • Truck accidents.
    • Motorcycle accidents.
    • Bicycle accidents.
    • Bus accidents.
    • Train accidents.
    • Pedestrian accidents.
  • Slip and fall accidents:
    • Airport accidents.
    • Hotel accidents.
    • Restaurant accidents.
    • Supermarket accidents.
    • Elevator accidents.
    • Parking lot accidents.
    • Sidewalk accidents.
  • Medical malpractice.
  • Dog bites.
  • Workplace accidents.

How do I prove that I have a loss of earnings?

Insurance companies are known to dispute loss of earnings claims. So, to receive the financial compensation that you rightfully deserve, you must provide sufficient evidence that your injuries directly impact your ability to earn an income.

After that, you must prove the amount of income you would have earned if you had still been able to work. You can prove this by asking your employer to provide documents that highlight your work history, your income, and the period you missed from work due to your injury. You can also prove this with the following documents:

  • Copies of your tax returns.
  • Copies of your past pay stubs.
  • Copies of your income statements.

In addition, you may also be entitled to receive compensation for loss of future earnings and diminished earning capacity. Similar to your past lost wages claim, you must show that your injury caused by the accident prevents you from working for the time being.

For assistance with fulfilling this burden of proof, it is in your best interest to consult with a competent New Jersey personal injury attorney today.


If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney at Lutz Injury Law as quickly as possible following the subject accident.

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